Dr. Sigal Davidi

Teaching Fellow

Architecture Track

Architect and architectural historian. She received her BA and MsA degrees (Cum Laude) from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, and a PhD from the Tel Aviv University (2015). Her dissertation focuses on the women architects of Mandatory Palestine and the creation of social Modernism. Davidi was awarded the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem PhD dissertation prize (2017), and the Goldberg Prize for an outstanding manuscript by the Open University of Israel (2017). She was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Technical University of Berlin as a Minerva fellow in 2018, and in 2019-2020 was a visiting scholar at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Davidi researches on the history of modern architecture in Mandatory Palestine and Israel, and the way it relates to nationality, immigration, aging and gender. Her book Building a New Land: Women Architects and Women’s Organizations in Mandatory Palestine, (Lamda, Open University Publishing House) came out in 2020 (in Hebrew).

Sigal Davidi