Howayda Al-Harithy [IF co-investigator] is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where she is currently serving as Founding Director of the School of Design.
She is also a Research Director at the Beirut Urban Lab. Her research focuses on urban heritage with an emphasis on the theoretical debate on heritage construction and consumption related to identity building and post-war reconstruction in the Arab world.
Her current work conceptualizes urban recovery in relation to processes of historical editing, urban trauma, and protracted displacement. She is widely published with over 50 articles, book chapters, and reports in leading journals and refereed books.