Sana Murrani [SanaMurraniCV]
BSc Arch, MSc Arch, PhD
Associate Professor (Spatial Practice)
Sana Murrani is an Associate Professor in Spatial Practice and Deputy Director of the Doctoral College for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Plymouth, UK. She studied architecture at Baghdad University School of Architecture at both under-graduate and post-graduate level. Sana completed her PhD in the UK on the theoretical encounters and the critique of architectural representation and material culture under the influence of technology. She is the founder of the Displacement Studies Research Network, working at the intersection between displacement, heritage, and creativity to research, share, and enhance the impact and power of the creative agencies of displaced peoples, their culture, identity, memory, health and well-being. Sana’s main research interest is in the field of critical urban theory and spatial practice with a particular focus on the transient conditions of post war/conflict spatial practices. She is the principal investigator for Creative Recovery: Mapping Refugees’ Memories of Home, as Heritage funded by the European Cultural Foundation. The project is in partnership with British Red Cross, and is based on co-produced creative research with refugees and asylum seekers in the Southwest of England. Currently she is working on a collaborative research project with Dr Rachael Kiddey from the University of Oxford, mapping the material culture of displacement with a group of Refugees in Devon. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and participated in international conferences and workshops. Sana is currently an Advising Editor for Leonardo Reviews: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, a guest reviewer for Routledge Architecture section and a member of the ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund Peer Review College.