Ishraq Z Khan studied architecture at BRAC University in Bangladesh (B.Arch) and at the Architectural Association (AA) in the UK (M.A Histories & Theories). She has taught at the AA school and at North South University in Bangladesh. She briefly worked as an architect with TKNRK & Associates in Dhaka. Her research has been featured in publications including Scroope, the Cambridge Architecture Journal and Riverine: Architecture and Rivers (Routledge), conferences at RWTH Aachen, the University of Kent, the University of Lincoln, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and symposiums of the UIA and AHRA. In 2015, she won an SAH and Getty Foundation travel grant and a North South University faculty research grant. She founded and edited the weekly art and architecture newsletter, ADDA in Dhaka and co-curated the exhibition, “91/2, House Time & Memory” in Dhaka in 2017.
At Yale, she was a Franke Fellow in the Humanities for the first two years of her doctoral studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of modern architecture, technical aid and politics in the 1960s and the work of South Asian architect Muzharul Islam.