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Yara Saqfalhait

Yara Saqfalhait is a Doctoral Candidate in Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. Saqfalhait studies the historical relations between architecture, capital, and knowledge production, with a particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After being trained in Architectural Engineering at Birzeit University in Palestine she earned a Masters degree in History and Philosophy of Design from Harvard University, and is currently a PhD student in Architectural History at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her writings appeared in The Avery Review and Bidayat, among other publications.