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MemberDalal Musaed Alsayer

Dalal is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture at Kuwait University.  Her research lies at the intersection of architecture, development aid, and environmentalism in the context of the Middle East and North Africa during the twentieth century. Dalal holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture from Kuwait University; a post-professional Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University; a Master in Design Studies, concentrating in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, from the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University; and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Architecture from the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Kuwait University and the University of Pennsylvania.

MemberJason A. Bartles

Jason A. Bartles is a writer and Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His work has focused on the intersections of literature, politics, and ethics in the 1960s and 70s in Cuba and the Southern Cone. His first book, ARTELETRA: Latin America in the Sixties and the Politics of Going Unnoticed is forthcoming at Purdue University Press. Recently, he has begun work on the cultural archives of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and the potential for utopian thought today.

MemberOmur Harmansah

…2005 PhD in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
1996 MA in the History of Architecture, Middle East Technical University
1993 BArch in Architecture, Middle East Technical University…

Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ömür has a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania (2005). As an architectural historian and an archaeologist of the Middle East, He has written on cities and the production of architectural and urban space, but also on place and landscape. Lately he has been interested in political ecology and cultural heritage.

MemberDaniel Davies

After studying in Edinburgh and Berlin, I entered the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in English, where I am currently completing my Ph.D. My research centers on war and literature in the late Middle Ages, focusing in particular on how the sprawling series of conflicts now known as the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) changed the way war was represented, theorized, and historicized. I also have related interests in classical reception, material texts, visual culture, and the methodologies of literary study.

MemberJulie Beth Napolin

I teach modernism, sound studies, and film & media at the New School. I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, working on a project titled, “The Sound of Yoknapatawpha: An Acoustic Ecology.” I am particularly interested in the history of sound technology, its entanglements with race, and what these can tell us about the novel as form.