Dr. Kush Patel (they/he) is currently a faculty member in and head of studies for the Postgraduate Arts Program in Technology and Change at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Bengaluru, India, where they also steward the Just Futures Co-lab. They are a member of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) Editorial Collective and a social justice pedagogies topic editor for Reviews in DH, a peer-reviewed journal and project registry in digital humanities.

Prior to joining the Srishti Manipal Institute, Dr. Patel held faculty positions as Academic Excellence Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture and Humanities at Avani Institute of Design in Calicut, Kerala; and “alt-ac” positions as Associate Faculty Librarian of Digital Pedagogy at Hatcher Graduate Library, as LSA Adjunct Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and as Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Director of Academic Programming at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities and Humanities Collaboratory in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Patel completed their Ph.D. in Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where they researched issues of participatory politics, narrative building, and social production of space in the French radical architectural works of the “post-68” period. They have served as graduate student Public Humanities Fellow with Rackham’s Program in Public Scholarship, as Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellow with LSA’s Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning, as Mellon Public Humanities Summer Fellow at the U-M Detroit Center, and as Project Assistant in the Art and Architecture Special Collections. Dr. Patel is a registered architect in India and they hold professional degrees with gold medal distinction in Architecture and Urban Design from South Gujarat University, Surat and CEPT University, Ahmedabad respectively, as well as a Master of Science in Architectural Design Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


2016 PhD in Architecture, University of Michigan, USA

2011 Master of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan, USA

2005 Master of Architecture, CEPT University, India

2002 Bachelor of Architecture, South Gujarat University, India


2016 Graduate Teacher Certificate, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, USA

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