Katharine Battsch is a researcher and scholar in the field of Islamic architecture. She is particularly interested in studying the ways human mobility shapes the built environment.
Katharine Bartsch has been involved in learning and teaching in Adelaid University since 1997. Her research examines how human mobility shapes the built environment, specifically Islamic architecture. The emergence of Islam can be traced along routes of migration, pilgrimage, trade, or travel in pursuit of knowledge. her research goal is to interpret the complexity and diversity of Muslim communities.
She has traveled a lot. These experiences shape the global perspective that Katharine brings to her teaching and research activities. She also wrote about ta'ziya were performed to mourn the martyrdom of Shi’a Imam Hussain during Muharram.