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Devi Nayar

PhD Student

Devi is a second-year Ph.D. student in the combined degree program of Architecture and Anthropology. Prior to this, she received her Master’s degree in the Master of Environmental Design (MED) program from the Yale School of Architecture. Her research focuses on the anthropology of dwelling across the Indian Ocean network informed by material and cultural exchanges. She is also interested in everyday spatial practices at the intersection of space, gender and religion in the Middle Eastern and South Asian context. Prior to coming to Yale, she ran her own architectural practice and furniture design studio. She holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, and a Master of Science in Architecture from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Research Area Keywords

anthropology of dwelling, spatial practices, gendered spaces, transnational architecture