Books and Research Links

Research Links
Samia Touati established the standardization processes and co-developed the Contributor’s Guidelines of Mathaf Encyclopedia Modern Art and the Arab world as member of the initial founding team of Mathaf Encyclopedia 2012-2016, and worked with the former founding Director of Research Professor Nada Shabout.
Touati authored the first peer-reviewed biographies that served as sample standardized entries of the Mathaf Encyclopedia. As the initial Research and Editorial Manager of Mathaf Encyclopedia, Touati worked on the verification of facts and data on artists and artwork from the Arab world and standardization of art terminologies, glossaries and Arabic style while working closely with specialised peer reviewers, academics, scholars, researchers, authors, editors, translators, artists, art institutions, estate holders, and the founding Mathaf Research team.
Standardized and peer reviewed Arab Artists biographies provide a significant resource for students, researchers and scholars working on artists and art from the Middle East and North Africa. Read more:

Ahmed Cherkaoui, Moroccan artist

Yousef Ahmad, Qatari artist
English, Arabic

Salim al-Dabbagh, Iraqi Artist
English, Arabic

Fahrelnissa Zeid, Turkish artist
English, Arabic

Different solo exhibition, Amira Alaji, Qatari Artist, curated by Samia Touati, Katara Gallery, Doha, Qatar, 2015. Co-Translator, Transform 2012 Mathaf Student Art Exhibition.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, 2013.

Assistant Researcher, Translator and Biography writer of Forever Now: Five Artists from the Permanent Collection. An Exhibition catalogue with newly written essays and archival material edited by Chief Editor and Curator Prof. Nada Shabout. Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2012.

Co-Translator and Co-editor of Cai Guo-Quiang: Sarab, Exhibition catalogue, Skira Editore S. P.A. 2012. Exhibition hosted at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, 5 December 2011 – 26 May 2012.

Swalif: Qatari Art between Memory and Modernity. Mathaf’s Exhibition Guide and Catalogue. Translated and Edited by Samia Touati. Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2011.

Samia Touati, Literacy, Information and Development in Morocco during the 1990s, University Press of America, 2012.

Canvas of the Soul: Mystic Poems from the Heartland of Arabia by Nimah Nawwab. Edited and preface written by Samia Touati, Tughra Books, 2012.

Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Gulf Poetry, co-editor with Patty Paine and Jeff Lodge, Garnet Publishing and Ithaca, 2011.

Samia Touati serves as a research proposals peer reviewer and a judge of the Qatar National Research Fund, Doha, Qatar 

Samia Touati (third from lower left) judges with QNRF Leadership Team during Undergraduate Research Experience Program – UREP 7th Competition, Doha, Qatar, March 2015. Courtesy of Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.