AboutShe is an architectural historian who teaches at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. Her teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built and projected environment in relation to colonialism, deserts, displacement, gender, resources and wars. She is the author of the award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (EN, 2017; FR, 2019). She taught at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Geneva University of Art and Design.
EducationShe received her Ph.D. (with distinction, ETH Medal) in the history and theory of architecture from the gta Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She was a Research Associate at Curatorial/Knowledge PhD Program, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. She received her M.Sc. in Architecture from the Accademia di Archittetura di Mendrisio, Universita della Svizzera Italiana. She also studied at the former Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and at the Ecole polytechnique d’architecture et d’urbanisme in Algiers.