Portrait of Sarah Cheema

Ph.D. in Architecture


/ PhD Student

Sarah Cheema

Sarah K Cheema is a current Ph.D. student at Taubman College, University of Michigan. She previously holds a BArch in Architectural Design from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. Her research aims to understand Pakistan’s post-colonial history and the trends of decolonization in the context of the 20th Century modernist agenda and its glorification of industrial and technological progress. She is particularly interested in tracing the role of global developmental agencies and foreign funding in the post-colonial mega infrastructural, urban, and architectural growth and expansion in the formative years of Pakistan and its eventual outcomes on the country’s present built language and its disastrous impacts on climate that are most evident today. She has published in the ABE (Architecture Beyond Europe) Journal and has presented at numerous conferences on related topics throughout the years.