Katherine S. Burke

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E-mail: ksburke@ucla.edu Office: 382 Kaplan Hall

Office Hours: T/Th 9:45am-10:45am


PhD, Islamic Archaeology, University of Chicago (2007)
MA, Islamic Archaeology, University of Chicago, (2005)
MST, Islamic Art and Archaeology, The University of Oxford (1998)
BA magna cum laude, Women’s Studies, University of South Florida (1994)


  • Early Islamic, Crusader, and Mamluk Jaffa through ceramic analysis
  • Texts as artifacts, texts in context


2018                 The Ceramic Assemblage at Quseir al-Qadim, ca. 11th–15th c. CE, Highlighting the Ayyubid-Mamluk Horizon. Bulletin de liaison de la céramique égyptienne 28, part 2: Medieval Pottery in Egypt (7th – 19th century AD), edited by Felix Arnold, Sylvie Marchand, and Gregory Williams. Institut Français d’Archchéologie Orientale, Cairo.

2004                 Quseir al-Qadīm in the Thirteenth Century: A Community and Its Textiles. Ars Orientalis 34: 82–97 (with Donald Whitcomb).

2004                 A Note on Archaeological Evidence for Sugar Production in the Middle Islamic Periods in Bilad al-Sham. Mamluk Studies Review 8/2: 109–118.


  • Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (ME STD M111 / ISLM ST M111 / ART HIS M119C)
  • Archaeology and Art of Christian and Islamic Egypt (Archeol M112 / MES M112 / Islamic ST M112 / Art His M119D)