Scott Redford is Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He studies the Islamic art, architecture, archaeology, and epigraphy of the eastern Mediterranean in the medieval period (11-14th centuries).

In 2002 and 2003, grants from the Barakat Trust helped support two seasons of excavation in medieval levels at the site of Kinet, Turkey, as part of  Bilkent University (Ankara) excavations there.
The photograph shows the grantee studying the 13th century Seljuk inscriptions of Sinop, Turkey.