Dr. Alex Brey

Alex is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College focusing on the medieval Islamic world. Interests include cross-cultural transmission, landscape studies, and digital art history.His dissertation, “The Caliph’s Prey: Hunting in the Visual Cultures of the Umayyad Empire,” traces patterns and networks of artistic exchange in Late Antique and Early Medieval Middle Eurasia through the lens of hunting imagery produced within the Umayyad empire (ca. 660-750). He received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Vassar College in 2008, and his M.A. in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Dale Kinney. Alex has worked on excavations of Late Antique and Medieval sites in Scotland, Jordan, and Israel, and participated in on-site research seminars in Turkey and Uzbekistan. He also has a deep interest in the intersection of Digital Scholarship and art historical research and pedagogy.