Samia Henni is assistant professor of history of architecture and urban development at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is the author of the multi-award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta Verlag, 2017), the editor of the War Zones gta papers no. 2 (gta Verlag, 2018), and the curator of exhibitions, such as Archives: Secret-Défense? (ifa Gallery, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2021), Housing Pharmacology (Manifesta 13, Marseille, 2020) and Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria (Zurich, Rotterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Paris, Prague, Ithaca, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, 2017–2022). She was formerly Albert Hirschman Chair at the Institute of Advanced Study in Marseille, a visiting Geddes Fellow at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich.