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Hanna Baumann

Hanna Baumann

PhD Candidate in Architecture

King's College, University of Cambridge


Office Phone: 01223 760 119

Biography:

Hanna Baumann is a Gates Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture whose doctoral research is concerned with the politics of mobility in and around Jerusalem. She holds a BA (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Art History and History of the Middle East from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MSc (distinction) in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked on urban issues for UNESCO in India and Sri Lanka, as well as for the UN Special Rapporteurs on Cultural Rights and on the Right to Adequate Housing.

Hanna has co-convened the City Seminar at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and served as a supervisor for the BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) courses 'Urban Issues Today', 'Gardens and Landscape', and 'Divided Cities: The Politics of Mapping and Design'. She also supervises and assesses BA dissertations.

 

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • 'Making East Jerusalem legible: normalisation of mobility as a means of incorporation', Workshop series Seeing Like a State and the (Re-)Production of Urban Inequalities, Humboldt University, Berlin (May 2016)
  • 'Infrastructural violence in East Jerusalem: sovereignty and contestation', Urban power, urban politics: reconnecting electricity and the city, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago (April 2015)
  • 'Jerusalem marginalia: the fragmentation of Palestinian space and the frontierisation of the ghetto', Urban Fragmentation(s): Borders & Identity, Humboldt University, Berlin (March 2015)
  • 'Infrastructural Violence: exclusion and contested sovereignty in East Jerusalem', RBG-IGS Urban Geography Research Group Annual Conference - Critical Geographies of Urban Infrastructure, The Bartlett, University College London (November 2014)
  • 'Moving through Contested Spaces in Jerusalem: Mobility and Marginalisation', Metamorphoses of the City - International Graduate Workshop, La Sapienza University of Rome (May & September 2014)
  • 'Bodies on the Line: Geographical Imaginaries and Material Risks on the Margins of Jerusalem', Embodied Practices: beyond resistance in the city, Stadtkolloquium Annual Workshop, University College London (April 2014)
  • 'Moving through Contested Spaces in Jerusalem: Mobility as an Arena of Palestinian Resilience', Living in Enclave Cities: Towards Mobility-Based Perspectives on Urban Segregation, University of Utrecht, Netherlands (March 2014)
  • 'Undermining Palestinian East Jerusalem: Archaeology and Displacement in the Silwan Neighbourhood', European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Pilsen, Czech Republic (September 2013)
  • 'Spatial Modes of Resistance to Neo-Liberal Policies in East Jerusalem', New Geographies of Resistance in the (Post) Neoliberal City, Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference, London (August 2013)
  • 'Spatial Modes of Resistance? Movement and Mobility in East Jerusalem', Mobility as Practice: new frontiers in geographical understandings of urban mobility, Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference, London (August 2013)
  • 'Walls and Urban Conflict: Everyday Resilience in Fragmented Cities', Gates Cambridge Symposium, University of Cambridge (April 2013)
  • 'Post-Communist Iconoclasms:Repression and Identity in the Urban Landscape of East Berlin', Urban Conflicts: Ethno-National Divisions, States and Cities, Queen's University Belfast (May 2011)

Invited Talks:

  • ‘The Grey Spaces Behind Jerusalem’s Wall: Questioning notions of informality and illegality under occupation’, Colloquium Thinking Spatial Practices with and against Law, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London (June 2015)
  • ‘Infrastructural Violence: abjection and annexation in East Jerusalem’ Cities@King’s Seminar Series, King’s College London (May 2015)
  • 'Moving on uncertain ground: urban mobility and contested boundaries in East Jerusalem', Urban Uncertainty Workshop (LSE Cities) Moving In and Around the City: Mobilities, Circulation, and Uncertainty, London School of Economics (May 2015)
  • 'Networks of Power: Urban Infrastructures as Mediators of Violence in Jerusalem' Reverberations: Violence across Time and Space, Istanbul (March 2015)
  • 'Infrastructural Violence: marginalisation and control in East Jerusalem', Artes Mundi Dialogues on Conflict - Urban Space: Exposing the Politics of Social Control, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales (December 2014)
  • 'Archaeology and Violence: the "City of David" in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan', Heritage Seminar, University of Cambridge (February 2014)
  • 'Heritage Management in the Indian Urban Context: UNESCO’s Perspective', International Symposium on Heritage Management, University of Ahmedabad, India (April 2012)

Research Interests

  • Urban mobility, esp. informal transportation
  • Politics of infrastructure
  • Postcolonial cities and landscapes
  • Politics of urban heritage and memory

Key Publications

Hanna has served as Editor-in-Chief of the German-language magazine ad hoc (2011-15) and as Academic Articles Editor for the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (2011-12).