Huda Tayob is a lecturer in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester. She is trained as an architect at the University of Cape Town and completed her PhD in architectural history from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2018. Her research interests include a focus on migrant, minor and subaltern architectures, postcolonial and decolonial theory and archival silences. She received a commendation from the RIBA President’s Award for Research for her PhD in 2018, and was the 2019 recipient of the SAH Scott Opler Award for Emerging Scholars. She is a Canadian Centre for Architecture Mellon Fellow on the project Centring Africa (2019 – 2022).
Prior to joining the University of Manchester, she taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and the University of Cape Town. She has also previously taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the University of East London, and was a researcher at the London School of Economics.
She is co-curator of the trans-discplinary open-access curriculum Race, Space & Architecture with Suzi Hall and Thandi Loewenson. She is also lead co-curator and project manager for the pan-African podcast series and online exhibition, the Archive of Forgetfulness (2020 – 2022), funded by the Goethe-Institut.