In September 2021, Anwar joined the School of Architecture as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research examines how architecture plays an important role in cities facing political transitions and extreme conditions, such as violent political and ethnonational conflicts.
I am an architect and urban scholar. My research interests lie in exploring the cultural and socio-political aspects of architecture and urbanism. I particularly focus on researching cities facing political transitions and extreme conditions, such as violent political and ethno-national conflicts. In my work, I investigate the role of architecture in these cities, their urban forms, the conditions of their creation and how the built environment becomes an active contributor in shaping and absorbing urban conflicts instead of merely reflecting them.