Past Member

Rubina Raja

Historical Studies
Field of Study
Classical Archaeology
From 1/2019 – 4/2019:

Rubina Raja’s research explores visual culture and urbanism in the ancient world. Raja is studying the largest corpus of Roman-period portraits stemming from one location, namely Palmyra in Syria. These portraits will be the focus of her research at IAS, as they give new insight into the structure of religious life in Palmyra in the first three centuries C.E.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
1/20194/2019 Spring
University of Oxford Ph.D., 2005
EliteForsk Award, The Danish Ministry for Education and Research, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
Max Planck Gesellschaft, Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities 2015
Tagea Brandts Award for Female Researchers 2015
Silver medal for outstanding research in the humanities, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark 2014