Bahia Shehab is associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo where she has developed a full design curriculum mainly focused on visual culture of the Arab world. She has taught over fourteen courses on the topic. Her artwork has been on display in exhibitions, galleries and streets internationally and has received a number of international recognitions and awards. Her book "A Thousand Times NO: The Visual History of Lam-Alif" was published in 2010.
PhD, 2017, Leiden University, Netherlands
MA, 2009, American University in Cairo, Cairo - Egypt
“Spraying NO”, in Book chapter, (Don Karl & Basma Hamdy), Ed(s), Berlin: From Here to Fame, 117-119: .
“Urban Dialouges”, in Positions - Arabich Worlt, Göttingen: Steidl-Verlag, .
“Faṭimid Kūfī Epigraphy on the Gates of Cairo: Between Royal Patronage and Civil Utility”, inCalligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World, (Mohammad Gharipour and Irvin Cemil Schick), Ed(s), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 275>289: .
“The Mausoleum of Yayha al-Shabih Revisited”, in Art, Trade, and Culture in the Near East and India: from the Fatimids to the Mughals, ed. Alison Ohta, Michael Rogers and Rosalind Wade Haddon , (Alison Ohta, Michael Rogers and Rosalind Wade Haddon), Ed(s), Gingko Library: 48-55:
DGSN 2115 History of Graphic Design
DGSN 3118 History of Arabic Calligraphy
DSGN 3117 History of Advertising in the Arab World
DGSN 2210 Typography I: Arabic Typography
DGSN 3220 Typography II: Latin & International Typography
DGSN 2201 Design I: Introduction to Design
DGSN 2202 Design II: Logo and Corporate Identity
DGSN 3204 Design IV: Packaging
DSGN 3205 Design V: Retail Design
DGSN 2245 Illustration
DSGN 3265 Advertising and Branding
DSGN 4269 Senior Project Thesis
DSGN 4270 Senior Project
Awards and Honorary Degrees
Prince Claus Laureate, 2016, Prince Claus Awards
Jameel Prize 4 - Shortlist, 2016, Victoria & Albert Museum - UK