Noam Shoked studies the history and theory of the built environment, with a focus on the relationship between architecture and politics. In his dissertation, which he recently completed at the University of California, Berkeley, he traces the ways in which the design of West Bank settlements became a site of both collaboration and confrontation between architects, settlers, and government officials. At Princeton, Noam will revise his dissertation into a book manuscript, and lay the foundations for his next research project on the encounter between modernist urbanism and Bedouin communities in the Middle East.
Shoked’s research has been supported by grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Israel Institute, and the program in Jewish Studies at Columbia and Fordham universities. Before joining the Princeton Mellon Initiative, he worked as an architect in New York and Tel Aviv, and taught at the California College of the Arts. He earned an M.Arch. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
This fellowship is made possible through funding from the Humanities Council; Program in Judaic Studies; Department of Near Eastern Studies; and The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.