Zulaikha Ayub

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Visiting Assistant Professor Graduate Architecture & Urban Design zayub3@pratt.edu 718.399-.4314 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

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PhD Student, Princeton University • MDesS in History and Philosophy of Design, Harvard University • B.Arch, Cooper Union


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, and media archeology in addition to architecture, she aims to more accurately portray these histories and their entanglements with the present. Zulaikha is founding member of the critical geography collective Graphe (geo-graphe.org) and co-organizer of the Reading Matters Project (readingmatters.princeton.edu). She has previously taught at Mississippi State University, The Catholic University of America, and Mountainview Correctional Facility.