People

Founders

Mohammad Gharipour, PhD

Mohammad Gharipour is Professor and Director of the Architecture Program at the University of Maryland, USA. He has received grants and awards from various organizations including the Society of Architectural Historians, National Endowment in Humanities, Fulbright-Hays, Foundation for Landscape Studies, Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture, National Institute of Health, American Institute of Architects, and Fulbright (2019). In addition to publishing numerous papers and reviews, he has authored and edited twelve books including Health and Architecture: The History of Spaces of Healing and Care in the Pre-Modern Era (Bloomsbury Press, 2021). Dr. Gharipour is the director and founding editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture and the cofounder of Epidemic Urbanism Initiative.

Caitlin DeClercq, PhD

Caitlin DeClercq is Assistant Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA. She previously served as a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work on the history and practice of healthy campus design has been included in edited volumes and journals such as Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century: Buildings and Society in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury, 2018) and Planning for Higher Education.


Program Coordinator

Angela Andersen

Angela Andersen’s research examines the religious sites of minority Muslim communities, and the relationship between socio-political marginalization and architecture in Islamic contexts. She has worked as a university instructor, museum professional, academic editor, and for not-for-profit societies. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her work appears in Saintly Spheres and Islamic Landscapes (Brill, 2021); Articles of Faith: Visual Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds (Brill, 2021); the International Journal of Islamic Architecture; Architecture and Culture; and Al-Abhath.


Community

Since March 2020, the Epidemic Urbanism Community has grown to include more than 1,500 scholars, professionals, students, and members of the public from 90+ countries.


Board

Rolf Haarstad
USA
Andrea Möhn
The Netherlands
Ashraf Salama
Scotland
Louisa Iarocci
USA
Ian Morley
Hong Kong
Julie Willis
Australia
Dick Jackson
USA
Seyi Odeyale
Nigeria
Tom Fisher
USA

Regional Liaisons

In continuation of our efforts to expand and communicate Epidemic Urbanism Initiative activities, we have established a network of regional liaisons in all continents. Regional liaisons represent the EUI in their country, suggest new projects and/or priorities based on local needs, and help us expand our network by involving local communities in relevant conversations. The current list of regional liaisons is below. If you have suggestions for countries not represented in this list, please contact us. 

Afghanistan

Naweed Hashemi

Albania

Marsela Plyku Demaj

Algeria

Oussama Kharchi

Argentina

Sylvia Kornecki

Austria

Oliver Sukrow

Bangladesh

Sheikh Serajul Hakim

Belgium

Margo Annemans

Bhutan

Chimi Chimi

Brazil

Luis Guilherme Rivera de Castro

Bulgaria

Georgi Georgiev

Cameroon

Marie Bissong

Canada

Kishwar Habib

Chile

Viviana Urra

China

Ke Song

Costa Rica

Bernadette Esquivel Morales

Croatia

Darka Bilic

Ecuador

Danilo Rubio

Egypt

Abeer El-Shater

England

Andra le Roux-Kemp

Ethiopia

Eshete Sitotaw 

France

Anaïs Lewezyk-Janssen

Germany

Cansu Değirmencioğlu

Ghana

Irene Addo

Greece

Evangelia Chrysikou

Hong Kong

Yongming Chen

Hungary

András Vadas

India

Mansee Bal Bhargava

Indonesia

Beta Paramita

Iran

Ehsan Masoud

Iraq

Ula Merie

Israel

Lusi Morhayim

Italy

Antonio Carvalho

Jamaica

Patricia Greene

Japan

Akihito Suzuki

Jordan

Bushra Obeidat

Sarah Alaraj

Kuwait

Mohammed Alajmi

Lebanon

Carla Aramouny

Malaysia

Lim Poh Im

Mexico

Roberto Fabbri

Moldova

Natalia Iachimov 

Morocco

Hassan Radoine

Myanmar

Chaw Kalyar

Namibia

Kassian Amesho

Nepal

Tej Karki

Netherlands

Rachel Lee

New Zealand

Susan Heydon

Norway

Johann Sagan

Oman

Ravishankar K. R.

Pakistan

Amna Shahzad

Palestine

Jumana Abusada

Peru

Diana Torres Obregón

The Philippines

Mark Richard Evidente

Poland

Adam Nadolny

Portugal

Edite Alberto

Qatar

Fodil Fadli

Romania

Simona Dragan

Russia

Vladimir Egorov

Rwanda

Manlio Michieletto

Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Bahreldin

Serbia

Katarina Andjelkovic

Singapore

Johannes Widodo

Slovenia

Miloš Kosec

South Africa

Sandra Felix

Spain

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Sudan

Mohamed Fageir

Suad Sulaiman

Sweden

Ivette Arroyo

Switzerland

Nicole de Lalouvière

Trinidad and Tobago

Renelle Sargeant

Turkey

Erdem Erten

Uganda

Anthony Wako

The United Arab Emirates

Iman Ibrahim

The United States of America

Willa Granger

Venezuela

Eduardo Rodríguez-Román

Vietnam

Phùng Đức Nhật

Wales

Elizabeth Walder 

Zambia

Paul Makasa

Zimbabwe

Brilliant Mavhima 

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