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Dorina Pojani

The University of Queensland


Dr Dorina Pojani is an Associate Professor of urban planning. She joined The University of Queensland in 2015 upon completing her postdoctoral residency at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Dorina’s research focuses on various aspects of the built environment, including urban design, transport, and housing – in both the Global North and South. She approaches her work from a feminist perspective, considering the role of gender in the city. Her academic journey has been international in nature, as she pursued graduate studies in the United States and Belgium, in addition to her home country of Albania. Over the years, she has held guest teaching and/or research positions in Austria (UWien), Chile (PUC), Italy (IUAV), and Oman (GUTech), and worked as a consultant for various United Nations agencies including the UNDP, UNESCAP, and UN Habitat. Her research has been funded by domestic and international granting bodies, including the Australian Research Council. Her latest books are Trophy cities: A feminist perspective on new capitals (Edward Elgar, 2021) and Alternative Planning History and Theory (Routledge, 2023). Prior to joining academia, Dorina worked in urban design and planning in California.

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