- Director, Preservation Studies Program
Professor of History of Art & Architecture
- 226 Bay State Road, Room 104
- (617) 358-7332
- B.A., Harvard College;
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: American architectural, urban, and landscape history; history, theory, and politics of public memory and historic preservation; race and space in American urbanism.
Buildings, Landscapes and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation (W. W. Norton, 2011).
[Winner of the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award.]
“Charlottesville’s Landscape of Prostitution, 1880-1950,” Buildings and Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 22 (Fall 2015).
“A.J. Davis’s Belmead: Picturesque Aesthetics in the Land of Slavery,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 71 (June 2012): 145-167.
“Chicago’s Mecca Flat Blues,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 57 (December 1998): 382-403; republished in Max Page and Randall Mason, editors, Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), 201-256.