Munazzah Akhtar

Munazzah Akhtar received her Ph.D. from the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Victoria (Canada) in 2021. She also holds professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degrees and worked as a licensed architect before joining academia in 2003, gaining extensive teaching and research experience in the past two decades. Her research locates transcultural and transregional contacts in the artistic productions and visual culture of Muslim communities in South Asia, particularly from the pre- and early modern periods. She is the recipient of various awards and fellowships; most notable of these are the Barakat Trust Graduate Student Award and the SSHRC Canada Doctoral Fellowship. Currently, Munazzah is working as the Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (Pakistan). She also serves as the section-editor of Architecture and Town Planning for the Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.