Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is a historian of architecture and Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University. Her work examines modernity, urbanism, and migration, with a focus on African and South Asian questions. Her book manuscript, Architecture of Migration, analyzes the history, visual rhetoric, and spatial politics of the Dadaab refugee camps in Northeastern Kenya. She is co-editor of the volume Spatial Violence (Routledge), and her writing appears in several journals, including The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, The Journal
of Architecture, Grey Room, e-flux Architecture
, and The Funambulist. She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Archaeology, and a Master of Architecture degree and professional license. She practiced architecture in Bangalore and New York and her professional background includes work for the Women’s Refugee Commission.