Professor, Art Historian
Visiting & Regular Faculty
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, who specializes in histories of architecture, modernity, and migration, heritage politics, and feminist and colonial practices. Her scholarship aims to foreground histories of marginalized people and figures and promote practices of collaboration and support, especially concerning the lives and narratives of communities that have been systematically excluded or silenced. Her forthcoming book Minnette de Silva and a Modern Architecture of the Past engages the intellectual and heritage work of one of the first women in the world to establish a professional architectural practice and an important cultural figure in the history of Ceylon/Sri Lanka.