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Anwar Jaber

Biography:

Anwar Jaber is currently a PhD candidate in Architecture at the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research in the Department of Architecture. Anwar obtained her bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine and holds an MPhil degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from  the University of Cambridge (2014). Her PhD research focuses on the current spatial developments of the Palestinian city of Ramallah and the Palestinian State-building project.  She has practiced as an architect and urban planner in Jerusalem where she focused on issues related to urban development within the Palestinian context.

Within the University of Cambridge, Anwar is the co-editor of Scroope 25 - The Cambridge Architectural Journal and serves as a supervisor for the BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) course 'Islamic Architecture' at the Department of Architecture. Further, Anwar is currently the leading convener for a conference entitled "Spatial Articulations of Collective Identities in the Context of Middle Eastern Cities" to take a place in 2016, funded by the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cambridge.

Supervisor:  Dr. Wendy Pullan

Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • 'Displaced Capital: The Architecture of Massioun Neighbourhood in Palestinian Ramallah", The Architectural Humanities Research Association Graduate Symposium (AHRA), University of Sheffield (April, 2016)
  • 'Locating the Mukata'a: The Role of Government's Architecture in the Development of Ramallah', Places of Amnesia Conference, University of Cambridge (April 2016)
  • 'The Spatial Development of the Palestinian City of Ramallah Under Occupation', Cambridge Graduate-led Urban Research Conference, City Seminar, University of Cambridge (June 2015)
  • 'The Religious Transformations of the Western Wall in Jerusalem' The Dynamic of Religious Interaction Conference, University of Cambridge (April 2014)

Research Interests

  • Memory and spatiality
  • Palestine/Israel
  • Conflicts and borders
  • Phenomenology of cities
  • Socio-politics and the City

 

Awards:

  • (2016) Churchill College Travel Grant, University of Cambridge, UK
  • (2015) Cambridge Trust Scholarship for Doctorate Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
  • (2014) Said Foundation - Churchill College Palestinian Scholarship (MPhil Studies), University of Cambridge, UK
  • (2012) DAAD- funded Summer School, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • (2012) UNESCO Fellowship - Emergency Aid for Palestinian People, Paris, France
  • (2012) Z.A Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Leadership, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • (2009 & 2011) United Palestinian Appeal for Academic Excellence, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • (2009) MEPI Student Leaders, Exchange program funded by the US Department of State, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.