Samia Henni

Samia Henni is the author of Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (Zurich: gta Verlag, 2017), the editor of “War Zones” gta papers no. 2 (Zurich: gta Verlag, 2018), and the curator of Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria (2017–2018), Zurich, Rotterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Paris, and Prague. She is an Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. Her teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built environments in relation to colonialism, displacements, gender, race, religions, and wars from the first European colonization to the present. Currently, Henni is working on a book project provisionally titled Architecture of Toxicity: France and the Saharan Desert. Henni taught at Princeton University, ETH Zurich, and Geneva University of Art and Design. She studied at the École polytechnique d’architecture et d’urbanisme in Algiers; Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio; The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam; and at Goldsmiths, University of London. She received her Ph.D. in the history and theory of architecture (with distinction, ETH Medal) from ETH Zurich.