About

Since 2012, Patrick Kane has been a Lecturer in Humanities and History at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.  I studied and taught history and art history at Temple University, the University of Victoria in British Columbia and received my PhD from Binghamton University, State University of New York.  I wrote The Politics of Art in Modern Egypt:  Aesthetics, Ideology and Nation-building (London:  I.B. Tauris, 2012), and continue to write, lecture and research problems in modern culture and capitalism.

My most recent article is a chapter on censorship in Egypt from the 1930s-50s in the  anthology issued by the history department at Bonn University’s project on Censorship in Modern Egypt.

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Sincere thanks are due the Sharjah Art Museum for inviting my contribution of a chapter The Dynamics of Modern Arab Art for the catalogue of their Modern and Contemporary Art Collection.  My thanks are due to Alya Mohamed Al Mulla, Curator of the Sharjah Art Museum, and to Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Camilla Chaudhuri, and Professor Salwa Mikdadi at NYU Abu Dhabi. Another of my catalogue contributions are in the Institut du Monde Arabe catalogue shown below.

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