Dr Jayde Roberts

Dr Jayde Roberts

Senior Lecturer

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

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.



Anita B Lawrence Centre (West Wing), Rm 2020
  • 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; Rhoads EL, 2022, 'Myanmar’s hidden-in-plain-sight social infrastructure: nalehmu through multiple ruptures', Critical Asian Studies, 54, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2021.2002703
    Journal articles | 2022
    Roberts JL, 2022, 'The Shop on High Street: At Home with Petite Capitalism.', SOJOURN-JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, 37, pp. 547 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1355/sj37-3j
    Journal articles | 2022
    Roberts JL, 2022, 'The secular/religious construction of neighbourhoods in Mandalay, Myanmar: Dhamma-youns and wards', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 63, pp. 337 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apv.12353
    Journal articles | 2020
    Roberts JL, 2020, 'Displacement, Encroachment and Settlement: Interrogating Kyu in Peri-Urban Yangon', City and Society, 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-THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, 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, 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, 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

Southeast Asia Neighborhoods Network