Dr. Sabrina DeTurk is currently Associate Professor of Art History and Assistant Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai.  Dr. DeTurk’s research interests center on art as a form of social commentary and on cross-cultural currents between the art of the Middle East and the West from the Renaissance to present day. Her book Street Art in the Middle East was published by I.B. Tauris in June 2019. She is co-editor, with Sarina Wakefield, of the series “Cultural Heritage, Art and Museums in the Middle East” published by Routledge. She has previous publications in various journals, including Afterimage and Art in the Public Sphere and has presented papers at numerous international conferences. Select publications are available on academia.edu.

From 2016-2018, Dr. DeTurk served as Assistant Dean for Students at Zayed University. Prior to joining Zayed, she was Associate Dean and Executive Director of Graduate Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  She previously held faculty and administrative positions at La Salle University (Philadelphia) and Salem College (Winston-Salem, NC).

Dr. DeTurk received her BA in the History of Art from Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA) and her MA and PhD in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA).