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Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2008 to Dec 2011

Trained as an architect, urban designer, historian and ethnographic filmmaker, Non Arkaraprasertkul received his MA and PhD in Anthropology from Harvard in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He has published widely in the fields of urban studies, architectural history, and urban anthropology. His research interest lies in the crossroad of transdiscliplinary research between architecture and the social sciences. In the spring of 2013, he served as Distinguished (Visiting) Gibbons Professor of Architecture at the University of South Florida (USF). Previously, he was a visiting lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007–2008, and an adjunct professor in Modern Chinese History at Lesley University from 2012 to present.

He has master's degrees in history, theory, criticism of architecture, and architecture and urban design from MIT, and Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. He was previously based at Fudan University as Harvard-China Council Exchange Scholar and at Harvard Shanghai Center as Harvard Asian Center Affiliate conducting his doctoral research "Locating Shanghai: Globalization, Heritage Industry, and the Political Economy of Urban Space." He is currently an affiliated faculty at the Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Design at the University of Sydney where he will commence his Senior Lecturership in Urbanism in the Spring of 2017.

From September 2016 to March 2017, he will serve as Expert-In-Residence in Urban Anthropology and Urbanization at IDEO, a world-renowned global design consultancy to help some of the most talented designers of our time think, re-engineer, and synergize groundbreaking ideas centered around the notion of anthropology as a key thinking tool while conducting ethnographic research under the "anthropology of design" theme.

Recent Publications: 
Non Arkaraprasertkul. “Gentrification from Within: Social Change as Anthropological Process in Urban Shanghai,” Asian Anthropology. Online First (printed in press, expected May 2016) doi: 10.1080/1683478X.2016.1158227.
Matthew Williams & Non Arkaraprasertkul. “Mobility in a Global City: Making Sense of Shanghai’s Growing Automobile-Dominated Transport Culture,” Urban Studies. Online First (printed in press; expected Spring 2016) doi: 10.1177/0042098016637568.
Non Arkaraprasertkul & Matthew Williams. “The Death and Life of Shanghai’s Alleyway Houses – Re-thinking Community and Historic Preservation,” Review of Culture 50 (2015): 138 – 152.
Non Arkaraprasertkul. “In Praise of the ‘Coffin’: Japanese Capsule Hotel and Creative Urban Sociality.” In Politics and Aesthetics of Creativity: City, Culture and Space in East Asia, edited by Lu Pan, Dixon Heung Wah Wong & Karin Ling-fung Chau (Piscataway, NJ: Bridge21 Press (2015): 93 – 117.
Non Arkaraprasertkul & Reilly Rabitaile. 《简•万普勒:诗意的大众建筑师》 (English title; “Jan Wampler: The Poet and People’s Architect; originally written in English,” translated into Chinese with abstract in English by Dandan Hu,” New Architecture 1 (2015): 61-63.
Non Arkaraprasertkul. “A Response to Heritage beyond the boundaries: A manifesto,” The Newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies 69, no. Autumn (2014): 23.
Non Arkaraprasertkul. “Review Article: Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity by Qin Shao,” Urban Studies 52, no. 2 (2014): 399 – 401.
Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Christopher Guignon, and Non Arkaraprasertkul, eds. I Want To Be Metropolitan: Boston Case Study. Novato, California: ORO Editions (2012).