• “Walls of Israel,” In Le Murs de Burhan Doğançay, edited by Bénédicte De Donker. Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess.
    • Catalogue essay for the Burhan Doğançay Retrospective at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland (23 September 2023 - 11 February 2024).
  • “In Defense of Incremental Change,” Forum Kritische Archäologie 12, Theme Issue: Archaeology as Empowerment: For Whom and How? Comments on Scholarly Activism: 66–68.


  • She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia. New York: The Morgan Library & Museum (with Sidney Babcock).

    • The catalogue accompanying the exhibition I co-curated at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York (October 2022 - February 2023).
  • Review of James F. Osborne, The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), Ancient Near Eastern Studies 59: 331-34.

  • Kings, Dealers, and Librarians: The Story of a Statue of Shulgi,” Dispatch, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (with Anne Dunn-Vaturi).


  • Specters of Influence: Meyer Schapiro and the New Vienna School.” RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 75/76 (2021): 207-20.

    • A research article on art-historical theory and methodology in the early twentieth century, with comprehensive critiques of still-prevailing theories of influence and immanence. I draw in particular on the unpublished material in the Meyer Schapiro Collection at Columbia University.
  • Of Consuls and Steamers: Material Foundations of Colonial Archaeology in Late Ottoman Iraq.” Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 8, no. 1 (2021): 369-76.

    • An analysis of the introduction of steamship services in Iraq as one of various material foundations that sustained large-scale archaeological campaigns in the nineteenth century. I draw not only on diaries and travel accounts in European languages but also hitherto untapped local sources and Ottoman Imperial archives.
  • New Impressions and Future Directions: Columbia University’s Collection of Ancient Western Asian Seals.” EuropeNow 41, May 2021 (with Majdolene Dajani).

    • A critical discussion of the seal collection of considerable size (about a thousand objects!) housed at Columbia University, with particular attention to its provenance, history of use, and chronological & thematic scope.


  • “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Carving and Using Seals.” In An Educator’s Handbook For Teaching about the Ancient World, edited by Pınar Durgun (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2021), 112-14 (with Pınar Durgun). Translated into Turkish/Türkçe tercümesi için bkz: “Ön Asya’da Mühür Yapımı ve Kullanımı,” 216-218.

    • A cookbook-style recipe for a classroom activity on making modern impressions of ancient Western Asian seals.
  • Documenting Disappearing History: The Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments Project.” Mar Shiprim, The International Association for Assyriology (with Matthew Peebles).

    • An overview of the Columbia University’s fieldwork project in Turkey and Iraq which is led by Zainab Bahrani.


  • Encyclopedic Entries for the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments Project, elucidating the history, iconography, and historiography of various monuments in the region.
    • Hasankeyf
    • Diyarbakır City Walls, Gates & Towers
    • The Great Mosque of Diyarbakır (Ulu Cami)
    • Gisgis Rock Relief
    • Eğil Rock Relief


  • “Style, Ethnicity, and the Archaeology of the Aramaeans: The Problem of Ethnic Markers in the Art of the Syro-Anatolian Region in the Iron Age.” Forum Kritische Archäologie 6 (1): 1-72.

    • A comprehensive critique of theories of style and collectivities in art history, resulting in a reevaluation of Syro-Anatolian artworks and related historical narratives (ca. twelfth to seventh centuries BC). I develop an alternative understanding of “style-analysis” and propose a new model to account for past subjectivities.