Moain Sadeq, PhD
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Associate Professor
PhD, The Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1990
Email: msadeq@qu.edu.qa
Curriculum Vitae                        

Dr. Moain Sadeq is an associate professor of history and archaeology at Qatar University since Sept. 2010. He received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin and post doctorate from the University of Chicago. He has over 15 years’ experience in teaching and developing curricula of history and archaeology as he taught until 2010 at the University of Toronto, and previously at the University of Chicago and Montclair State University, New Jersey. In addition, he co-founded Al-Aqsa University in Gaza in 1991 and the Palestinian Department of Antiquities, Gaza, in 1994.

His expertise includes over 25 years of scholarly field work and researches published in International peer-reviewed journals. His two most recent researches are on unpublished emblems and mottos decorating Mamluk ceramic vessels at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (forthcoming in April 2012), and The Mamluk architecture and its related arts as evidence for state stability and administration in Egypt and Syria (Sept. 2011). previously he conducted archaeological excavations and surveys in Egypt, Qatar and Palestine.  Dr. Moain’s teaching, research and publications are multi-lingual. He authored a book in German, co-authored two books in English, translated a book (from English into Arabic) and published numerous papers in refereed journals. His major interests are in ancient and Islamic history and archaeology, art history, history of architecture, urbanism, peoples and cultures of the Middle East, women and gender in Ancient and Muslim World.

Dr. Sadeq presented many papers in disciplinary and interdisciplinary International conferences and co-organized international historical and archaeological exhibits, including an exhibit at Qatar National Museum in 1996. He volunteered in awareness programs, producing cultural documentaries and participated actively in bridging cultures and fostering mutual understanding. He is an elected board member of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and member of the American Historical Association. He received numerous awards such as Fulbright Senior Award twice and for five years, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholar Award. Under initiatives sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) in Washington, DC, Dr. Sadeq was awarded a grant to lecture at Montclair State University as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist and participated in the International Visitor Program entitled "Museums and Cultural Heritage" in June 2000.