TALKS

 

2019

Of Homes & Environments: American Architecture, Environmental Imaginaries, & the Making of Modern Landscapes & Subjects in Jordan

March 15, 2019

FORUM Rights of Future Generations: Environment and Ecology, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah, UAE,

Displaying America Abroad: Petroleum, Environmental Imaginaries, and Trade Fairs during the Cold War

March 29, 2019

PhD Talks, Department of Architecture PhD program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

TVA in the Desert: Infrastructures of All-American Development in Jordan

April 24-28, 2019

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 72nd Annual International Conference, Providence, RI, USA

Curating Democracy: Domesticity, Modernism, and the “Good Life” in American Trade Fairs, 1953-1961

May 4-5, 2019

2019 Buell Dissertation Colloquium at Columbia University, NY, USA


PAST

Domesticity: America’s Soft Power Arsenal in the Middle East During the Cold War at the Architectural Association (AA), London, UK, November 30, 2018.

Constructing Arabia/Displaying America during the Cold War: Representation, Environmental Imaginaries, and Modern Architecture at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference “Without Borders: The Global Middle East, Then and Now,” San Antonio, TX, USA, November 15-18, 2018.

Environment, Domesticity and the Politics of Postwar American Aid in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), “The Politics of Tradition“ Organized by University of California, Berkeley and Hosted by the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, October 4-7, 2018.

Importing the “Rural” and “Urban”: The Architecture of Postwar American Aid in the Middle East at the Town & Country: Architecture Between Dichotomies PhD Symposium at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, May 5, 2018.

Sand and Mud to Grass and Concrete: Environmental Imaginaries and the Making of a Modern Kuwait at the Delfina Foundation, London, UK, March 13, 2018.

American Aid and the Modern Middle East: Architecture, Development, and Resistance, 1949-61 at the Mellon Foundation Program on Humanities + Design + Urbanism Colloquium at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, January 12, 2018.

Utopian Dreams in the Making of Kuwait: From Sand and Mud to Grass and Concrete for the Modern Architecture of Kuwait Volume II Book Launch and Conference at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah Amricani Cultural Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 8-10, 2017.

Landscapes of Development: Aramco’s Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for “Building Knowledge Exchange in the Middle East” at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, February 21, 2016.

Observations, Optimizations, and Exchanges: Tropical Design Manuals and British Expertise, 1953-74 at the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), “Legitimizing Tradition” Organized by University of California, Berkeley and Hosted by Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 17-20, 2016.

Experts in the Desert: American Aid, Environmental Imaginaries, and the Making of Modern Arabia, 1949-61 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 30, 2016.

Hidden Space | Social Space: Landscapes of Servitude & Migration from the Philippines to the Arabian Gulf, and back as part of the Mapping, Migration, Identity, and Space Workshop at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA, September 26-28, 2015.

Landscapes of Petroleum, Company Towns, Representations and Their Impacts on Urbanism And Society: The Case Of Abadan, Iran as part of the Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia Symposium, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasia Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 15, 2015.

Hidden Space | Social Space: Landscapes of Temporary Migration in Defining Us and Them at The 15th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference, University of Arizona, AZ, USA, March 26-28, 2015.