Ozayr Saloojee is an Associate Professor at Carleton University’s School of Architecture & Urbanism in Ottawa, a co-director of the Carleton Urban Research Lab and cross appointed faculty at the Institute of African Studies and the Carleton Center for the Study of Islam. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he has taught in Canada, Europe, and the US. He completed his B.Arch. and post-professional M.Arch II (Theory and Culture) at Carleton University and his doctoral studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. His teaching, research, and creative practice explore politically contested terrains, landscape futures and questions of tradition and modernity in Islamic art and architecture.