Visiting Global Scholar

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

Dr. Andrew Gayed is an Egyptian-Canadian art historian and researcher interested in Middle Eastern contemporary art, queer theory, identity politics, and migration/diaspora studies. As a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Gayed is currently working with Dr. Gayatri Gopinath on researching the artistic practices of the queer diaspora. Gayed holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Culture from York University where he was awarded the Provost Dissertation Award, and holds an M.A. in Art History, and a B.F.A. in Visual Arts.  Gayed is a lecturer and contract professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, and his wider research investigates Middle Eastern contemporary art, themes of migration, with a focus on political artwork being produced by the diasporic community. 


Gayed's research is located at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary and transnational inquiry in art history, gender studies, and cultural studies. The 2018 Osgoode Law research fellow in Transnationalism and Human rights, Gayed has been the recipient of notable awards including the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Award, a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Masters Award, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Gayed has published journal articles and book chapters on wide-ranging themes, including: contemporary art of the diaspora, museum studies, queer artistic practices, and global art histories. Gayed has developed this research at conferences and keynotes internationally at U.C. Berkley, Harvard University, Duke University, the British Museum and Oxford University on two occasions, in addition to presentations and keynotes before Canadian audiences.