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Ruo Jia

Visiting Assistant Professor


Ruo Jia is an architect/artist/theorist/historian/educator based in NYC.

She has a Ph.D. in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University School of Architecture with an interdisciplinary humanities certificate from Media+Modernity, a M.Arch.II from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), and a M.Arch. and a B.Arch. from Southeast University.

Her research focuses on constructing a postmodernist materialist space by interweaving together Chinese Experimental Architecture and Poststructuralist Theory, which expands to envisioning the possibilities of Asian Feminist Architecture, and Post-humanist Sustainability. She is the founder and director of the research-based practice IfWorks, exploring art/architecture possibilities individually Or collectively.

Ph.D., Princeton University School of Architecture, 2022
M. Arch. II, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2015
M. Arch., Southeast University School of Architecture, 2013
B. Arch., Southeast University School of Architecture, 2011