Research

Since 1999, my research has primarily focused on gender issues in architecture. In 1999-2000 I joined the Masjid2000 Team, documenting Javanese mosques from various ages and found that spaces in the mosques were segregated in ways that limited women’s access to knowledge and information. This led to the research I currently pursue ethno-religious aspects in the production of space, socio-cultural and political factors in space and architectural design, visual culture, and Islamic feminism.

 

Gender Segregation in the Mosque: The Emergence of the Pawestren in the Mosques of Central Java | Master’s Thesis (Institut Teknologi Bandung, 2000)

 

Breaking the Wall, Preserving the Barrier: Gender, Space, and Power in Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Dissertation (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)