Manu P. Sobti, Associate Professor
Manu P. Sobti is an Islamic architecture and urban historian, currently teaching urban design and architectural history at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee USA. He has a B.Arch from School of Architecture - CEPT (Ahmedabad, India), a SMarchS. from MIT (Cambridge), and a Ph.D. from the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). Sobti's research focuses on the history of early-medieval cities along the Silk Road and in the Indian Subcontinent, medieval suburbia, urban hydraulics, and recently the global politics of food.
Ph.D. in Architecture - College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA. 2005
Masters of Science in Architecture Studies (SMArchS) - Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT - Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. 1995
Bachelors Degree in Architecture (B.Arch.) - School of Architecture, Center for Environment Planning & Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad INDIA. 1993
Urban Typology and Morphology
Architectural History and Theory
Islamic and Non-Western Architecture and Urbanism
Russian Art and Architecture
Silk Road Studies
Cognitive Design Processes
ARCH 533: Signature Buildings in Geopolitical Context (Fall-Spring semesters)
ARCH 533: Urban Space Descriptions (Fall semester)
ARCH 533: The Urban Politics of Disaster (New Orleans Workshop - Fall semester)
ARCH 645/855: India Urban Design Studio (Spring semester)
ARCH 410: Architectural Design Studio (Fall semester)
ARCH 800: Graduate Introductory Studio (Summer semester); India Winterim & Urban Mapping Workshop (Winterim semester)
“Stepping Outside the Comfortable Confines of the West” in International Journal of Urban Morphology 11 – 1 (forthcoming 2007, Birmingham UK), pp. 145 – 46.
“The City in Suburbia – Urban Metamorphosis and Change in Central Asian Cities after the Arab Invasions” in The Proceedings of the 9th European Scholars of Central Asian Studies Conference, Krakow (forthcoming 2007, Cambridge Scholars Press).
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