Naomi Roux is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, where she convenes the MPhil in Conservation of the Built Environment.
Naomi is an urbanist and visual historian who works on heritage, memory, public space and urban transformations. She has previously held the Ray Pahl Fellowship in Urban Studies at UCT’s African Centre for Cities, and the Mellon Fellowship in Cities and Humanities at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Naomi completed her PhD in History of Art in 2015 at Birkbeck, University of London, focusing on the politics and public appearances of collective memory in the context of the changing post-apartheid city. She has previously worked as a researcher at Wits University’s Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies, and as a lecturer at the Wits School of Arts.