Nausheen Hoosein is a second-year PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr Richard McClary. Her thesis is entitled, ‘From Umayyad Madinat al-Zahra to Almohad Seville: The Reuse of Architectural Spolia in al-Andalus during the 12th century.’ She is the recipient of the ARTES/CEEH PhD scholarship and has received additional research grants from the Sir Richard Stapley Trust, the Historians of Islamic Art Association, Association for Art History, and the British Archaeological Association. Nausheen has presented her work at national and international conferences including the Association for Art History annual conference, the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, and the Annual History of Art Postgraduate Research Conference at York.
Nausheen holds a MA in Art History from the University of Texas Dallas, a MA in Education from University College London, and a BA in Political Science from UCLA and previously held roles in research, museums, and the education sector. Currently, she serves as a Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) Scholars Board Member.