Architect Dr. Yael Allweil is an architectural historian and faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT. Her research focus involves the history of housing in Israel and Palestine, and the history of struggles over urban public spaces. Her book, 'Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860-2011' came out recently from Routledge's 'Planning,History and Environment' Series.
Among her publications on housing history are articles in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, and Planning Perspectives (forthcoming). Her papers on public spaces and the city appeared in CITY and the collection Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Post-civil Society edited by Dehaene and De Cauter.
Allweil holds a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of California at Berkeley (2011), followed by a Post-Doctoral tenure at the Harry S. Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012-13), where she is an Associate Fellow. She holds B.Arch. (2000) and M.Sc. (2006) from the Technion.
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