Assistant Professor Adjunct
Trained as an architect, Zulaikha’s research is mostly concerned with the apparatuses of media, secrecy, and technology in relation to the Manhattan Project and subsequent nuclear armaments. Reading across valences of drawing, image, science, and text, and adopting methodologies from critical geography, new materialism, nuclear studies, and media archeology in addition to architecture, her aim is to more accurately portray these histories and their entanglements with the present.
Zulaikha is Co-Director and Head of Expressions for the LoPh Lab (www.lo-ph.agency), and founding member of the Graphe critical geography collective (www.geo-graphe.org). She holds a B.Arch. degree from the Cooper Union, an MDesS degree (with Distinction) from Harvard University, and is completing her Ph.D. dissertation at Princeton University entitled “Translations from Drawing to Bombing (and Other Disarrays).” She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios, lectures, and seminars at Pratt Institute, City College of New York, Mississippi State University, Catholic University of America, and Mountainview Correctional Facility.
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