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Michal Huss

Michal Huss,

PhD student, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research

Girton College


Michal began her PhD at the Architecture Department in October 2017. The working title of her thesis is ‘Walking in Landscapes of Displacement and Exile’. She is supervised by Dr Maximilian Sternberg, and is an ESRC Cambridge Scholar. Prior to this Michal gained a Distinction in MA Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, and holds a BA Joint Honours degree in History of Art and Fine Art from the same University.

Michal convened City Seminar from 2018-2019.

Michal serves as a supervisor for BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) individual dissertations as well as the following courses:

  • Gardens and Landscapes
  • Divided Cities: The Politics of Mapping and Design
  • Exurbs and Enclaves: Urban Comparison Through Cairo
  • Informalities
  • Part I in the History of Art

Research Interests

counter mapping, Migration and Refuge, Colonial/Postcolonial landscapes, Performativity, alternative heritage and memory sites, politics of visibility, racialization of space.

Key Publications


Michal Huss (2019) Mapping the Occupation: Performativity and the Precarious Israeli Identity, Geopolitics, 24:3, 756-770,DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2017.1393800


Selected Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • ‘Tracing Paths of Transcultural Memory’, Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference, Complutense University (June 2019)

  • 'Walking through Landscapes of Displacement',Re-Imagining Places and Landscapes through Walking Practices and Methodologies panel, 7th EUGEO Congress of the Geography of Europe, National University of Ireland (May 2019).
  • ‘Walking in Landscapes of Ruination’, Conceptions and Perceptions of Time and Space International Conference, University of Birkbeck (February 2019).
  • ‘Mapping the Israeli Occupation’, the 12th Annual Graduate Conference: Political Science, International Relations & Public Policy in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin, University of Jerusalem (December 2016).
  • Exhibited artwork titled Fearless Speech in exhibition at the Tutu center conference, Narratives of Peace and Conflict (August 2015).