Anneka Lenssen's current book project is a study of avant-garde painting and the making of Syria as a contested territory between 1920 and 1970. She is also co-editing, along with Nada Shabout and Sarah Rogers, a volume of art writing from the Arab world in translation, tentatively titled Arab Art in the Twentieth Century: Primary Documents (forthcoming from the International Program at the MoMA, New York, 2017). She is currently on the Editorial Board of ARTMargins and was previously on the board for the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA).