Associate Professor Ofita Purwani, ST.,MT., Ph.D.

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Institutional Affiliation: Universitas Sebelas Maret


Ofita Purwani is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, Universitas Sebelas Maret. She received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, and her master degree from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology. In 2020 she was a visiting fellow at Yale-NUS College Singapore and a research fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore in 2022. Her interests range from traditional architecture, heritage, spatial politics, urban studies,  Southeast Asian architecture, and social media. She can be contacted at or .

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Southeast Asian Royal Cities Today; How Monarchy Influences Urban Development

Funding Body: Urban Studies Foundation

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

Tourism Development in Decentralised Javanese Royal Cities

The Monarch as a City-Shaping Agent in Contemporary Asian Cities: The Case of Pesanggrahan Ambarrukmo, Yogyakarta.



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