Steering committee member

Dilrabo Tosheva is a PhD Candidate in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland in Australia. She specialises in the built environments of Central Asia and is interested in how architectural histories can reveal broad historical configurations. She recently submitted her Ph. D dissertation, Making the Islamic Façade: Transformation in the Funerary Structures of Central Asia in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries for examination. Her dissertation is based on an interdisciplinary array of methods, including fieldwork, archival research, case studies, comparative analysis, integrating local documentation of the buildings, cataloguing, and mapping physical material, using conflicting secondary sources, and combining data from cognate fields of humanities.

                            Research Interests

Architectural History of Central Asia and Islamic world, cultural anthropology, heritage preservation, Medieval Studies, transformation of the built environments, archaeology of Central Asia


Tosheva, Dilrabo. Review of “Medieval Monuments of Central Asia: Qarakhanid Architecture of the 11th and 12th Centuries” by Richard Piran McClary. Central Asian Survey 40, no. 2 (2021): 288-90.DOI: 10.1080/02634937.2020.1854969

Tosheva, Dilrabo. “Women in the Architecture of Uzbekistan.” In The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture, edited by Lori Brown and Karen Burns, (eds.) 2021. [Invited entry, under peer review].

Tosheva, Dilrabo. “Problems in the Study of Genesis: The Foundations of the Sogdian-centric Claims in the Historiography of the Islamic Architecture of Central Asia.” In O’rta Osiyo Arkheologiyasi Kafedrasi: Avlodlar Izlanishi Va Kashfiyotlari, edited by A. C. Sagdullayev, 194-201. Tashkent: NUU, 2020.