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Jessica Streit

Assistant Professor

Address: Albert Simons Center for the Arts, Room 304
Phone: 843.953.8285
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Jessica Streit is an Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History at the College of Charleston.  She specializes in the art and architecture of medieval Spain, and is more broadly interested in cultural exchange between Christians and Muslims in the medieval Mediterranean.  Jessica’s current research project discusses Almohad Friday mosques in Spain and North Africa, providing interpretations of the buildings’ politics and ornament.  


Ph.D., Medieval Studies. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

M.A., Medieval Studies. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                                                                   

B.F.A., Art History. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Courses Taught

ARTH 101: History of Art: Prehistoric to Medieval

ARTH 255: Medieval Art

ARTH 231: Islamic Art and Architecture

ARTH 350: Early Christian and Byzantine Art

ARTH 355: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art

ARTH 360: Gothic Art


“Growing Almohad Aesthetics: The Mosque of Seville in Context.” In Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Edited by Adam Bursi and Hamza M. Zafer. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

“Almohad Religious Spaces.” In Islamic Architecture, edited by Cynthia Robinson and Hasan Uddin Khan. Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, edited by Richard Etlin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.