Islamic Art & Architecture
After studying Islamic art and architecture at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Walid was appointed as teaching assistant in the Department of Archaeology at the same university, an office that he maintained until 2016. His interest in Andalusi studies led him to conduct a one-year MA in Art History in Granada University in Spain, where his project was about the Andalusi qubba. From Granada Walid found his way to London to undertake another interdisciplinary Masters in Muslim cultures at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (the Aga Khan University) where he graduated with distinction and his research project on the late-medieval Andalusi productive-recreational estates called muná was awarded as best dissertation. Walid’s current research interests expand to also comprise inter-material transfer of designs, historiography, and cross-cultural interactions between Muslim and Christian realms in the Mediterranean basin.