Saima Akhtar

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Postdoctoral Associate
300 Heffernan Drive, Bldg 900, West Haven, CT 06516
Phone number: 
+1 (203) 7377253

Saima Akhtar is a postdoctoral associate at IPCH, where she works on digital humanities projects that aid in the documentation, study, and preservation of the built environment. She is an urban historian and architect by training and holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of California - Berkeley. Her research focuses on the relationship between immigration, urban planning, and the rise of industry in early twentieth century US cities. Her work appears in publications including Harvard Design Magazine, The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Saving Places, and the Journal of Urban History.

Ph.D., Architecture and Urban Studies, University of California - Berkeley
SMArchS, History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture, MIT
B.A. and B.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor