Ph.D. Built Environment History, Theory, and Representation specialisation, University of Washington
M.A. International Studies China Studies. University of Washington
B.A. Architecture University of California, Berkeley
Dr Jayde Lin Roberts is an interdisciplinary scholar of the built environment who focuses on Asian Urbanism, Critical Heritage Studies, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, and the Chinese diaspora. Her past fellowships include: 2020 Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, 2016 Fulbright US Scholar in Myanmar, 2012 Non-resident Fellow at ANU's China in the World, 2008 Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow, and others. She is currently a board member of the Myanmar Research Centre at ANU and a principal investigator in the Southeast Asia Neighborhoods Network. She maintains active collaboration with international colleagues through programs such as Asian Cities and Urban Settlers, a Global Cities Initiative at Georgetown University, and the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden. She is a spatial ethnographer who combines historical and ethnographic research to better understand Asian cities and has published articles such as: "The secular/religious construction of neighbourhoods in Mandalay, Myanmar: Dhamma-youns and wards", "Myanmar’s hidden-in-plain-sight social infrastructure: Nalehmu through multiple ruptures", "Displacement, Encroachment and Settlement: Interrogating Kyu in Periurban Yangon", and her monograph, Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese.
Southeast Asia Neighborhoods Network