Ijlal Muzaffar is an Assistant Professor of Modern Architectural History at the Rhode Island School of Design. Before RISD, he taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was Visiting Faculty at the Department of Art History and the Center for the Study of Global Change. He has also taught at the Program in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art at MIT, from where he also received his PhD in 2007. He also holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton, and a BA in mathematics and physics from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. He is working on a book based on his dissertation that looks at how modern architects and planners played a critical role in shaping the discourse on Third World development and its associated structures of power and intervention in the postwar era.
Academic areas of interest
History of globalization and Third World development; History and theory of modern architecture, urbanism, and planning; History of Non-Western architecture; Political ecology and environmentalism; Cultural studies; Feminist and Marxist criticism; Post-colonial criticism.