- Anoma Pieris is an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning. She is an architectural historian by training with a specialist focus on South and Southeast Asian architecture. Her interdisciplinary approach is from history, anthropology and geography with an additional interest in gender studies. Her publications include, Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka: The trouser under the cloth (Routledge 2012) and Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: a penal history of Singapore's plural society (University of Hawaii press 2009). She teaches design in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.