Vajdon Sohaili

PhD Candidate, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton SoA
M.A., History of Art, University of Toronto
B.A., History of Art, University of Toronto

Vajdon Sohaili is a doctoral candidate in the History and Theory track at the School of Architecture. He was trained as an art historian at the University of Toronto, where he completed both his Bachelor and Master of Arts in the History of Art, as well as a graduate certificate in Sexual Diversity Studies. Prior to entering academia, Vajdon worked in non-profit communications for a health and human rights research and advocacy think-tank.

Vajdon’s current research addresses institutional architecture and public art in the quarter-century immediately following the second world war, with an emphasis on the deployment of concepts of unity and community in both aesthetic theory and in projects of political self-determination, particularly in geographic contexts of transitional colonialism. Vajdon’s research has been supported, at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.