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I work at the interface between architectural and urban research, teaching, curating and art practice. My research explores the histories of colonial/postcolonial architecture and urbanism at their intersections with migration and exile, transnational practice, mobility and gender. Urban heritage has recently become an additional focus. Recent research projects have investigated: curating and communicating heritage ‘from below’ in different cultural contexts, particularly Germany, Tanzania and India; GDR development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa; and women architects and planners who worked in the 'global South' during the mid-twentieth century.

I am currently a post-doc researcher at the LMU Munich on the ERC-funded research project Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile (METROMOD). I studied architecture at the Mackintosh School in Glasgow before pursuing my diploma in Berlin. In 2014 I completed my doctoral dissertation 'Negotiating Modernities: Otto Koenigsberger's Works and Networks in Exile' at the TU Berlin. Recent publications include ‘Otto Koenigsberger, Transcultural Practice and the Tropical Third Space’. OASE, no. 95 (December 2015) and ‘A Local/Global Assemblage’. In ‘An Irresistible Movement’: AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017, edited by Elizabeth Darling and Lynne Walker. London: AA Press, 2017

Education

2014
Doctorate of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), TU Berlin / with distinction
Thesis: Negotiating Modernities: Otto Koenigsberger’s Works and Networks in Exile (1933-1951)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Herrle, Chair of International Urbanism and Design, TU Berlin; Prof. Dr. Carola Hein, Growth and Structure of Cities Department, Bryn Mawr College

2003
Diploma in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing), Kunsthochschule Berlin
Thesis: Räume der Migration
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scholz and Dr. Guenter Nest

1998
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch (hons.)), Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Employment history

2017-
Post-Doc Fellow: Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
ERC Project: Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile (METROMOD)

2015-2016
Assistant Professor: Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich

2014-2017
Assistant Professor: Habitat Unit, TU Berlin
German Federal Cultural Foundation Project: Simulizi Mijini / Urban Narratives
German Israeli Foundation Project: Architecture, Planning and Foreign Policy: Israeli and GDR Development Cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa 1950-1990

2012-2016
Lecturer: Urban Management Masters Course, TU Berlin

2012-2013
Research Associate: BTU Cottbus
DFG Project: Neues Bauen in der Fremde: Wege, Wandel und Wirken der Weimarer Architekturmoderne unter den Bedingungen des Exils

2011-2014
German Management Committee Member, COST Action IS0904: European Architecture Beyond Europe

2007
Lecturer, Space Strategies Masters Course, Kunsthochschule Berlin