Amanda Phillips (DPhil, Oxon, 2011) is an assistant professor of Islamic Art and Material Culture at the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia, in the United States. She has been a fellow of the Kunsthistorisches Institute at the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art, a Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung at the University of Birmingham, and a British Academy Visiting Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Her first book, Everyday Luxuries (Dortmund, 2016) discussed textiles, ceramics, arts of the book and other objects in Ottoman Constantinople, with a focus on their consumption and use. Her second book, forthcoming with the University of California Press, focuses on how transfers of technology and human migration shaped the Ottoman weaving sector.
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