Dr Dena Qaddumi

Dr Dena Qaddumi


Dena is Research Fellow in Architecture and works on projects within the Architecture and Urbanism group.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Dena completed her PhD in Architecture at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation examined the materialization of revolution in Tunis and was funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust.

Dena has worked in architecture, planning, and higher education in New York, London, Palestine, and Doha.


Research interests

Dena’s research spans architectural and urban studies with a focus on cities in the Global South. She is particularly interested in how urban space consolidates as a site of conflict during periods of political and cultural transformation. 

She has conducted fieldwork in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Doha, and Tunis.

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  • PhD Architecture, University of Cambridge
  • MSc Urban Development Planning, University College London
  • Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin