Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. Her research explores the histories of colonial and postcolonial architecture and urbanism at their intersections with migration and exile, transnational practice, heritage, mobility, and gender, particularly in South Asia and East Africa. She is currently a Mellon Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s Centring Africa project. Together with Monika Motylińska, she is studying the German architecture firm Lippsmeier+Partner’s contribution to social infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. As an associated researcher with Metromod her work has focused on contact zones in Bombay (now Mumbai). The co-edited volume Urban Exile: Theories, Methods, Research Practices (Intellect, 2023) will be the final output of this collaboration. As part of an interdisciplinary team from several Dutch and Indian universities, institutions and societal organizations, she is studying the spatial impact of global textile value chains through the project Localising Global Garment Biographies.