Tel Aviv University
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Modern Dwellings in Eretz Yisrael: Gender Issues in Domestic Planning of the 1930s and 1940s


Sigal Davidi is an architect and architectural historian as well as a lecturer at Tel Aviv University’s David Azrieli School of Architecture. She researches the history of architecture in Israel, with a special interest in modern architecture and gender in pre-state Israel.

Davidi received her PhD from Tel Aviv University. She has previously held a fellowship at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Development at the Technical University Berlin.

Selected publications

  • A New Woman in a New Land: Women Architects and the Design of Social Institutions for Women (Hebrew; Open University of Israel Press, forthcoming)



Devoted to the home, and seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life.