Dr Jayde Roberts
Senior Lecturer

Dr Jayde Roberts

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Jayde Lin Roberts is an interdisciplinary scholar of the built environment who focuses on Asian Cities. In 2018, she completed her 1.5 year term as a Fulbright US Scholar in Yangon, Myanmar where she examined discourses development in a context of rapid and unplanned urbanization. In 2016, her monograph, Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and Nation among the Sino-Burmese was published by the University of Washington Press, which has been reviewed in journals such as Contemporary Asia, Southeast Asian Studies, China Quarterly, China Review International and Sojourn as well as web-based media such as New Books in Southeast Asian Studies and Tea Circles. As a spatial ethnographer and advocate of participatory design and research, she is currently investigating heritage-making in Yangon and Mandalay and is a member of the Southeast Asian Neighborhooods Network.

Red Centre Building West Wing 1012
  • Books | 2016
    Roberts JL, 2016, Mapping Chinese Rangoon: Place and nation among the Sino-Burmese
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Roberts J, 2020, 'Heritage Conservation as Trickle-Down Development', in Peycam P; Wang S-L; Hui Y-F; Hsiao H-HM (ed.), Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy in Asia, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, pp. 305 - 328
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Huang S; Roberts JL, 2019, 'Place‐Making', in , Wiley, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0475
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Roberts JL, 2018, 'In search of Urban identities in Myanmar', in Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia, pp. 400 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315562889
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Roberts J, 2017, 'Heritage-making and post-coloniality in Yangon, Myanmar', in Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia, Flipside Digital Content Company Inc., Singapore, pp. 40 - 60
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Roberts J, 2017, 'Tradition as an Imposed and Elite Inheritance: Yangon's Modern Past', in Whose Tradition?, Routledge, New York, pp. 41 - 61
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Roberts JL, 2017, 'Urban', in Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar, pp. 64 - 71
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Roberts JL, 2013, 'The Sin Oh Dan street lion dance competition: A temporary space for cross-cultural understanding', in Transcultural Cities: Border-Crossing and Placemaking, pp. 62 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203075777
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Roberts JL, 2022, 'The secular/religious construction of neighbourhoods in Mandalay, Myanmar: Dhamma-youns and wards', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol. 63, pp. 337 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apv.12353
    Journal articles | 2022
    Roberts JL; Rhoads EL, 2022, 'Myanmar’s hidden-in-plain-sight social infrastructure: nalehmu through multiple ruptures', Critical Asian Studies, vol. 54, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2021.2002703
    Journal articles | 2020
    Roberts JL, 2020, 'Displacement, Encroachment and Settlement: Interrogating Kyu in Peri-Urban Yangon', City and Society, vol. 32, pp. 421 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ciso.12293
    Journal articles | 2020
    Roberts JL, 2020, 'Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions of Translation, Epistemology and Power', Fabrications, vol. 30, pp. 430 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10331867.2020.1834991
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts JL, 2019, 'Everyday economic survival in Myanmar', CRITICAL ASIAN STUDIES, vol. 51, pp. 637 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2019.1672270
    Journal articles | 2019
    Roberts JL, 2019, 'Mapping Cultural Nationalism: The Scholars of the Burma Research Society, 1910-1935.', AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 124, pp. 228 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhy516
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Ishar SI; Zlatanova S; Roberts JL, 2022, '3D GAMING FOR YOUNG GENERATIONS IN HERITAGE PROTECTION: A REVIEW', in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives, pp. 53 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVIII-4-W4-2022-53-2022