Jennifer Ferng

Lecturer, Architecture


Jennifer Ferng is Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sydney. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds professional degrees in design from Princeton and Rice University. Her articles on mandatory detention in the Pacific region have appeared in Architectural Theory Review, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and the online catalogue for the exhibition “Insecurities: Tracing Shelter and Displacement” displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Most recently, she gave an invited paper at the Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative symposium at the National University of Singapore on private detention centres in Lombok, Indonesia.

As part of the SSRC InterAsia fellowship, she will be affiliated as a visiting scholar with the Harvard Asia Center at Harvard University.

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2016-2017)

Lecturer, ArchitectureUniversity of Sydney

Offshore Migrations: Shelter and Humanitarian Ethics among Australasian Detention Centers