PETER H. CHRISTENSEN

CV

More information and links to documents at my academia.edu page.


EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D., 2014, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Berlin, 2011-12.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, M.DesS. with distinction, 2009, History and Theory of Architecture.

Cornell University, B.Arch, 2005. Concentration in History of Architecture and Urbanism.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

July 2014-Present: Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester.

December 2012-June 2014: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Junior Faculty), Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Architekturgesichte und kuratorische Praxis (Chair for Architectural History and Curatorial Practice).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities.

PUBLISHED WORK

Books

Peter Christensen, Materialized: Architecture and the Global Life of Steel (in progress).

Peter Christensen, Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure (Yale University Press, 2017).

Edited volumes (refereed)

Peter Christensen (ed.), Currents: Buffalo at the Crossroads (Cornell University Press, 2018).

Peter Christensen (ed.), Expertise and Modern Islamic Architecture (Intellect / University of Exeter Press, 2018).

Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn, Ken Oshima, Peter Christensen (eds.), Architecturalized Asia:
Mapping a Continent through History (Hong Kong and Honolulu: Hong Kong University Press and University of Hawaii Press, December 2014). Recognized by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014.
Reviewed in: Architecture Beyond Europe, Choice, Asian Affairs, Imago Mundi, Pacific Affairs.

Edited volumes

Mohsen Mostafavi, Peter Christensen (eds.), Instigations: Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City (Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2012).
Reviewed in: Archidose.

Barry Bergdoll, Peter Christensen (eds.), Home Delivery: Fabricating The Modern Dwelling (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008). Winner of the SAH Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award.
Reviewed in: Journal of Architectural Education, Construction History, Design Issues, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, New York Review of Books, Washington Post.

Guest editorship (of refereed journal)

Peter Christensen (ed.), International Journal of Islamic Architecture Vol. 4 No. 2. (July 2015).

Chapter in volume (refereed)

“The Life of Steel in Late Ottoman Istanbul,” in Margaret Graves, Alexandra Seggerman (eds.), Islamic Art, Architecture, and Material Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 2019).

“Introduction” (with Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn, and Ken Oshima) in Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn, Ken Oshima, Peter Christensen (eds.), Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History (Hong Kong and Honolulu: Hong Kong University Press and University of Hawaii Press, December 2014), 1-12.

“The Eurasian Hour: Ratzel, Mackinder and the Architecture of Geopolitical Identity” in Vimalin
Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn, Ken Oshima, Peter Christensen (eds.), Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History (Hong Kong and Honolulu: Hong Kong University Press and University of Hawaii Press, December 2014), 101-19.

Chapter in volume

“Ludwig II und die Infrastruktur,” in Andres Lepik (ed.), Die Bauten der Ludwig II (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2018).

“Einige Grundfragen zum Sammeln von Architektennachlässen,” in Andres Lepik (ed.), Show & Tell: Architektur Sammeln (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2014), 216-37.
“Now Boarding: The History of a Building Typology” in Donald Albrecht (ed.), Now Boarding: Fentress and the Architecture of Flight (New York: Scala, 2012), 8-25.

Articles (refereed)

“Architectural Biometrics” (in preparation for Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians).

“Wilhelm von Pressel’s Railway Studies of the Ottoman Empire and the Cartographic Formation of the German Near East” (in preparation for Imago Mundi).

“A Bridge to Somehwere: Infrastructure and Materiality” InVisible Culture (Summer 2018). https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/a-bridge-somewhere-infrastructure-and-materiality/

(with Li Ding, Ahmed Elliethy, Eitan Freedenberg, S. Alana Wolf-Johnson, Joshua Romphf, Gaurav Sharma) “Comparative Analysis of Homologous Buildings Using Range Imaging,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference of Image Processing (September 2016).

“Theodor Rocholl and the Time of a Reluctant Cosmopolite,” Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, Spring 2016. Online link: http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/spring16/christensen-on-theodor-rocholl-time-of-a-reluctant-cosmopolite.

“Expertise and the Economies of Knowledge of Architectural Practice in the Islamic World since 1800,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture Vol. 4 No. 2 (July 2015), 243-53.

“The ‘Inventive Jump’: Curiosity, Culture and Islamicate Form in the Works of Peter and Alison
Smithson,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 2014), 43-68.

“‘As if she were Jerusalem’: Placemaking in Sephardic Salonica” in Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World Vol. 30 (2014), 141-70.

“The Mediterranean as Expansionist Theater: The Case of Atlantropa,” in Antonio Petrov (ed.) New
Geographies Vol. 5 (2013), 165-78.

“Dam Nation: Imaging and Imagining the ‘Middle East’ in Herman Sörgel’s Atlantropa,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012), 325-46.

Conference proceedings (refereed)

“The Construction of the Suez Canal: A Geopolitical Image,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the European Architectural History Network (forthcoming 2017).

Reviews and précis (commissioned and refereed)

“Hubert Damisch, Essays on Architecture, ed. Anthony Vidler,” CAA Reviews (forthcoming 2018)

“Architecture, Expertise, and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network, 1868-1919,” Architecture Beyond Europe (online, July 2015).

“Colossal: Engineering Modernity – Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 74 No. 2 (March 2015), 110-2.

“A Short History of the High Rise,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 73 No. 3 (September 2014), 446-7.

“Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment,” Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (online, Fall 2013).

“Baghdad: City of Mirages,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 72 No. 3 (September 2013), 399-401.

“Ernst May: Neue Städte auf drei Kontinenten,” Newsletter of the European Architectural History Network Vol. 1, No. 12 (2012), 62-68.

“‘Middle Eastern’ Architecture in Context conference precis from the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture Vol. 1 No. 1 (2012), 177-82 (with Mrinalini Rajagopalan).

“Nordic in New York,” Nordic Architecture Journal Vol. 1 No. 1 (2011), 115-16.

Encyclopedia entries

Multiple entries in Andreas Beyer, Bénédicte Savoy, Wolf Tegethoff (eds.), Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015-forthcoming). “Morris Lapidus,” “Maya Lin,” “Kevin Lynch,” “Cliff May,” “Ralph Bernard Maybeck,” “Charles Follen McKim,” “Irving Foster Morrow,” “Eric Owen Moss,” “Barton Myers,” “James Nagle,” “Paul Daniel Nelson,” “Wallace Neff,” “Walter Andrew Netsch,” “Vladimir Ossipoff,” “John Parkin,” “William Pedersen,” “Willis Polk,” “Bruce Price,” “Henry Hobson Richardson,” “Washington Augustus Roebling,” “Richard Rogers,” “Emery Roth,” “Paul Rudolph.”

Multiple entries in Clive Edwards (ed.), Encyclopedia of Design (London: Bloomsbury, 2015). “Architectural toys,” “Prefabrication.”

Multiple entries in David Salomon (ed.), Archipedia: New York (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, anticipated 2018). “Buffalo State Asylum,” “Chrysler Building,” “Millstein Hall.”

Contributing author and researcher

Thomas Schröpfer, Dense + Green: Building Typologies for Sustainable Urban Architecture (Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016).

Catalogue entries

Multiple entries in: Andres Lepik (ed.), Afritecture (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2013). “Ahmed Baba Institute” (p. 28); “Habitat Research and Development Center” (p. 42).

Multiple entries in: The Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Highlights (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007). “Klaus Staeck” (p. 21); “Alberto Meda” (p. 61); “Herzog & de Meuron” (p. 76); “Diller + Scofidio” (p. 79), “Tadanori Yokoo” (p. 103); “Foreign Office Architects (FOA)” (p. 196); “Toyo Ito & Associates” (p. 197); “Enric Ruiz-Geli with Acconci Studio and Ruy Otake” (p. 237).

Multiple entries in: Terence Riley, On-Site: New Architecture in Spain (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2006).“Museum of Cantabria” (p. 42); “Edificio Zaida” (p. 54); “Manresa City Hall Façade” (p. 66); “Museum of Andalucía” (p. 76); “Torrevieja Relaxation Park” (p. 88); “La Coruña Arts Center” (p. 100); “Hotel Habitat” (p. 104); “Madrid Tennis Center” (p. 116); “Hotel at Marqués de Riscal Winery” (p. 122); “Santa Cruz de Tenerife Athletics Stadium” (p. 134); “Valencia Sharing Tower” (p. 150); “La Ciudad del Flamenco” (p. 162); “University of Vigo New Campus” (p. 216); “Casa Rural” (p. 228); “Ávila Congress and Exhibition Center” (p. 234); “Badajoz Congress Center” (p. 246).

Other writing

“History on the Tracks: The Berlin-Baghdad Railway,” Pacific Standard (online November 25, 2015).

“Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge’s Wall+Paper,” AfterImage Vol. 43, Nos. 1 & 2, 12-19 (interview with Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge and Joshua Dubler).

“Dispatches: Present-ing a School’s History in Objects,” Harvard Design Magazine Vol. 35 (2012), 170-76.

“Design Meteorology;” in Olympia Kazi and Jeff Byles (eds.), The New York 2030 Notebook (New York: Institute of Urban Design, 2008), 49.

Digital scholarship

Director of the “Architectural Biometrics” project, 2015-present, http://architecturalbiometrics.com. Project is currently under review for two NEH grants.

Director of the website for “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, The Museum of Modern Art, 2008, http://www.momahomedelivery.org.

Journalism

“Equipos Canarios,” BASA, Volume 29 (June 2006).

“A Thousand Points of Light,” The Architect’s Newspaper (May 24, 2006).

Interviews

with Alexander Kluge for German public television, “Unterwegs nach Ninive,” August 24, 2015 (in German).

regarding I.M. Pei’s Wilson Commons at the University of Rochester, April 4, 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5URAfQYwrE4).

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND HONORS

External

2017 Mellon Humanities Corridor Working Group Grant (with Cornell University)
2016-17 Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / Forum Transregionale Studien, Postdoctoral Fellowship ($27,000)
2016 SAH / Mellon Author Award for Germany and the Ottoman Railway Network: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure
2016 Mellon Workshop Fellowship, Art History in Digital Dimensions, University of Maryland
2016 National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend ($6,000)
2016 Mellon Humanities Corridor Working Group Grant (with Syracuse University)
2016 Mellon Humanities Corridor Working Group Grant (with Cornell University)
2015 CHOICE recognition for Architecturalized Asia as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2014
2015 Mellon Humanities Corridor Working Group Grant (with Cornell University)
2014-16 Mellon Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative Grant.
2014-16 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship / Lectureship, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University (declined).
2013 Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) Oleg Grabar Travel Fellowship.
2011-12 Fulbright Scholarship (Germany, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Zentrum Moderner Orient).
2011-12 Fulbright Research Subvention.
2011-12 PROGRAM: Collaborations for Art and Architecture Gallery Berlin, Artist/Scholar Residency.
2011 Fulbright Language Enhancement Award (Germany, Phillips Universität Marburg).
2011 Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) Travel Fellowship.
2010 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award, Society of Architectural Historians (Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling with Barry Bergdoll).
2010 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Language Study Grant (Goethe Institut Hamburg).
2010 Spiro Kostof Fellowship, Society of Architectural Historians.
2009 Association of American University Presses Annual Award (2009) (Best Illustrated Trade Book; Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling).

Internal

2017 University of Rochester, Provost’s Subvention Fund ($2,000)
2016 University of Rochester, Provost’s Subvention Fund. ($4,000)
2016 University of Rochester, Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship. ($47,000, leave Fall ‘16)
2016 University of Rochester, Humanities Project Award. ($1,000)
2016 University of Rochester, Humanities Project Award. ($1,775)
2016 University of Rochester, Researcher Mobility Award. ($5,000)
2015 University of Rochester, University Research Award. ($50,000)
2015 University of Rochester, Researcher Mobility Award. ($5,000)
2014-15 University of Rochester, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant. ($1,000)
2013 Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, conference travel award.
2013 Harvard University Graduate School of Design, conference travel award.
2013 Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Damon Diley Fund research grant.
2012 Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, grant for “Over, Under, On: Architecture and the Earth” symposium.
2012 Jens Aubry Westengard Fellowship, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Damon Diley Fund research grant.
2011 Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Pre-dissertation Research Grant.
2011 Harvard University Graduate Student Council summer research award.
2011 Harvard University Graduate Student Council conference travel award.
2011 Harvard University Graduate School of Design conference travel award.
2010 Harvard University Graduate School of Design conference travel award.
2009 Cornell University Leopold Eidlitz Travel Fellowship.
2007 International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Travel Grant.
2007 The Museum of Modern Art Lee Tenenbaum Award

SELECTED LECTURES, JURIES, CONFERENCES, COMMITTEES & SYMPOSIA

As convener

“Open Session,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Pasadena, March 2016.

“The Invaluable Indigene: Expertise in the Local Imperial and Colonial Contexts,” with Igor Demchenko, panel, 67th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, April 2015.

“Cambridge Talks VI: Over, Under, On: Architecture and the Earth,” with Marrikka Trotter, symposium, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, April 20, 2012.

“200+ Years of German-Turkish Material Exchange,” roundtable, PROGRAM Berlin, January 16, 2012.

“Architecturalized Asia,” with Hazel Hahn, Vimalin Rujivacharakul and Ken Oshima, symposium, Seattle University, May 14, 2011.

“Harvard International History Conference: Mobilities, Flows and Networks in Global History,” with Heidi Tworek, Matthew Kustenbauder, Eva Bitran, Asher Orkaby and Steffen Rimner, Harvard University, Center for European Studies, March 10-11, 2011.

“Making Places: Women in Modernism Symposium,” with Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, October 25, 2007.

As presenter (in refereed conferences and panels)

“Building Block for Whom? The Early Internationalization of the I-Beam,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, St. Paul, April 18-22, 2018.

“The Life of Steel in Late Ottoman Istanbul,” Art, Architecture and Material Culture of the Islamic World in the Nineteenth Century, University of Indiana, March 2-3, 2018.

“Outposts of Krupp and the Internationalization of Coal,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Glasgow, June 7-11, 2017.

“Multi-channel Authorship as Historiographic Opportunity: The Case of the Ottoman Railway Network,” IASTE Biennial Conference, Kuwait City, December 17-20, 2016.

“Big Data as Historiographic Opportunity: The Case of the Ottoman Railway Network,” XIII. Internationales Bahuhaus Kolloquium, Weimar, October 26-29 2016.

“Fluid Tributes: The German Fountain of Istanbul,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Pasadena, April 7, 2016.

“Topographic Regimes, Visual Persuasion, and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railways Network,” College Art Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., February 5, 2016.

“The Construction of the Suez Canal: A Geopolitical Image,” European Architectural History Network Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, October 15, 2015.

“The Suez Canal and Its Global Image,” American Historical Association, New York, January 3, 2015.

“Orientalist Endeavors in the Late Ottoman Empire and The Disassembling of Hellenist Paradigms in Architectural History,” Asian Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, March 29, 2014.

“Reflections on Field Work in ‘Unstable Fields’,” College Art Association Annual Meeting (special session convened by AMCA), Chicago, February 15, 2014.

“Tracks: Proto-modernisms and the Ottoman Railways, 1868-1919,” College Art Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, February 12, 2014.

“Architecture and the German Construction of the Ottoman Rail Network, 1868-1919,” Kunsthistorisches Insitut Florenz / Max Planck Institut, Florence, November 21, 2013.

“Islamicate Form and the Architecture of the Ottoman Rail Network,” Deutscher Orientalistentag XXXII, Münster, September 24, 2013.

“Sketch, Spade, Gauge: Archaeology and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Buffalo, April 11, 2013.

“Dam Nation: Herman Sörgel’s Atlantropa and the Mediterranean Geobody,” New Geographies conference, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, March 14, 2013.

“Urban Interventions and the German Construction of the Ottoman Rail Network: A Visual Account, 1868-1898,” Zentrum Moderner Orient, Urban Studies Colloquium, Berlin, February 11, 2013.

“Architecture and German Orientalism.” Ludwigs Maximillians Universität, Munich, February 10, 2013.

“German ‘Expertise’ and the Tracing of the Baghdad and Hejaz Railways: A Visual Account, 1868-1919,” Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Workshop, The Middle East Beyond Borders, Cambridge, MA, October 25, 2012.

“‘Eurasian’ vs. ‘Oriental’ Architecture on the Berlin-Baghdad Railway,” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, September 23, 2011.

“Dam Nation: Herman Sörgel's Atlantropa and the Geopolitical Imagination,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, New Orleans, April 14, 2011.

“A Mediterranean Circle: Placemaking in Sephardic Salonica,” MIT: Research in Progress, Cambridge, MA, March 5, 2011.

“Schismatics: William Blake's Eighth Circle of Hell,” New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 12, 2011.

“Words and Meaning: The Writing of the Old Bridge of Mostar,” UCLA Graduate Student Symposium, Los Angeles, October 23, 2010.

“Ratzel and MacKinder's Eurasia: The Inner Crescent and Architectural Identity,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, April 22, 2010.

“Prefabricated Futures,” Northeastern University, Prefabricated Futures Conference, Boston April 3, 2010.

“Open Air in a Geopolitical Age: A Study in Two Parts,” MIT Research in Progress, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2009.

As moderator

“The Futures(s) of Microhistories: A Symposium,” The University of Rochester, November 17-18, 2017.

“Streets, Routes, Methods: Reflections of Paths, Spaces and Temporalities,” symposium, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, May 5-6, 2017.

“Home Delivery: The Case of Japan & Scandinavia,” roundtable, The Architectural League, New York, October 20, 2008.

“Home Made: Five Perspectives on Prefabrication,” symposium, The Museum of Modern Art, October 16, 2008.

“Home Delivery: Conversations with Reiser Umemoto, Marble Fairbanks and Contemporary Architecture Practice,” roundtable, Center for Architecture, New York, September 16, 2008.

“Conversations With Contemporary Artists: OBRA,” discussion, The Museum of Modern Art, February 24, 2007.

Invited talks

PhD Workshop, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, November 3, 2017.

“Expertise and the Ottoman Railways,” Humboldt Universität, June 28, 2017.

“The Art of Infrastructure: The German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network,” Forum Transregionale Studien / Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, April 3, 2017.

“Infrastructure Matters,” ETH Zurich, January 26, 2017.

“Ambiguity and Authorship: The Case of the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network,” SUNY Binghamton, October 5, 2016.

“Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure,” University of Rochester Humanities Center, September 15, 2016.

“Methods of Transmission in Late Ottoman Architecture,” Bard College, February 27, 2015.

“Foreigners, Reform, and Modernization in Late Ottoman Architecture,” Cornell University, February 19, 2015.

“Wall + Paper,” roundtable with Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge and Joshua Dubler, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY, January 28, 2015.

“Transmutations: Architecture and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network,” Harvard University, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, November 20, 2014.

“Architectural Biometrics,” University of Rochester, Mellon Program in the Digital Humanities, November 7, 2014.

Cities, Religion, Capitalism workshop. Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Richard Sennett and Alexander Kluge, April 3-5, 2014.

“Ambiguous Transmutation: Deutsche Bank and German Influences in the Turkish First National Movement,” Wheaton College, Department of Art and Art History, March 31, 2014.

“Re-Building the Modern House at MoMA: The Case of Home Delivery,” IBA Berlin Forum, January 22, 2013.

“Skansen: Nationalism and Geopolitics in the Architectural Exhibition,” Cornell University College of Art, Architecture and Planning, Ithaca, NY, September 20, 2010.

“Seven Projects by Peter and Alison Smithson,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 5 and April 8, 2010.

“Re-Building the Modern House at MoMA: The Case of Home Delivery,” IBA Hamburg Forum, July 22, 2009.

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 22, 2008.

“The Spanish Florescence,” Previo Curso Lectures, Cátedra Luis Barragán, Tecnológico de Monterrey, October 13, 2006.

As respondent

Jane Tylus, “Siena: City of Secrets,” University of Rochester, April 5, 2016.

Ed Ayers, “Digital Media and the Future of the Humanities,” University of Rochester, March 17, 2015.

TEACHING

Lecture courses
University of Rochester
- Introduction to Modern Architecture: Fall 2014 (AH157; Undergraduate)
- Orientalism in Art and Architecture: Spring 2014 (AH216/AH416; Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Islamic Architecture in Context: Fall 2015 (AH237/REL264 Undergraduate)
- The City: Contested Spaces (with Laura Smoller and Llerena Searle): Spring 2016, Fall 2017 (AH110; Undergraduate)
- A Global History of Architecture: Spring 2018 (Undergraduate)

Seminars
University of Rochester
- The Art of Industry: Fall 2014, Spring 2018 (AH340/AH540; Undergraduate and Graduate)
- The Art of Infrastructure: Fall 2015 (AH341/AH541; Undergraduate and Graduate)
- The Buffalo Research Project: Spring 2016 (AH261; Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Materiality in Architecture: Fall 2017 (AH323/AH523; Undergraduate and Graduate)

Technische Universität München
- Orientalism: Buildings, Texts, Contexts: Summer 2014 (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Boston Architectural College
- Narrative and Argument I & II, 2 1/2 courses: Fall 2012 (Undergraduate)
- Islamic Architecture in Context: Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- The Modern Museum: A History of Collections and Exhibitions: Spring 2011 (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Seminars (as Co-instructor)
Technische Universität München
- Bauaustellungen als Experimente im Stadtraum (Building Exhibitions as Experiments in Urban Space): Winter 2013-14 (with Andres Lepik, Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Darstellen / Ausstellen: Architektur und ihre Repräsentation (Figuring / Exhibiting: Architecture and its Representations): Summer 2013 (with Andres Lepik, Undergraduate)

Lecture courses (as Teaching Fellow)
Harvard Graduate School of Design
- Constructing Vision: Fall 2012 (Hashim Sarkis, Graduate)
- Situating the Modern: Modern Architecture and Vernacular Tradition: Fall 2012 (Sibel Bozdoğan, Graduate)
- Designing the American City: Fall 2010 (Alex Krieger, Undergraduate).

Lecture courses (as assistant)
Technische Universität München
- Vorreiter der Geschichte: Architekturausstellungen des 20. Jahrhunderts Teil II (Precursor to History: Architecture Exhibitions of the Twentieth Century, Part II, Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik): Winter 2013-14 (Undergraduate)

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2015-2016 Initial curation of inaugural curatorial programs, Buffalo Architecture Center, Richardson-Olmsted Complex. Supervising the research efforts of three PhD level researchers between Buffalo, Ithaca, and Rochester.
2012-2013 Harvard University Loeb Library, exhibition curator, “Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center and the Making of the Modern Campus.”
2011-2012 Denver Art Museum, Consulting Assistant Curator
2011 Harvard University Graduate School of Design, curatorial director of the School’s 75th anniversary exhibition entitled “Dispatches from the GSD: 075 Years of Design,” leading a team of 10 research assistants and 3 production staff.
2008 Harvard University Loeb Library, exhibition curator, “Afterlife: Peter and Alison Smithson’s Economist Building at Fifty.”
2005-2008 The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Architecture and Design, Curatorial Assistant. Co-Curator: “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling,” with Barry Bergdoll; “Young Architects Program,” with Tina diCarlo.

SERVICE TO THE FIELD

2017-18 Juror, H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship, Society of Architectural Historians
2017 External Reviewer, Architectural Theory Review
2016-17 Juror, Philip Johnson Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians
2016 External Reviewer, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
2016 External Reviewer, Aggregate.
2015-present Editorial Board, InVisible Culture.
2015-present Assistant Editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture.
2015 External Reviewer, Journal of Architectural Education.
2015 Nominator, Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
2014 External Reviewer, Architecture Beyond Europe.
2012-14 Co-founder (with Barbara Natalie Nagel), Munich Scholars, an outreach group for scholars in the Munich area.
2006 Juror, “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science,” workshop and exhibition, NY Public Library.

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

2017-18 Search Committee, Open Rank Professor of Early Modern Art of the Atlantic World, University of Rochester.
2017 Fulbright Review Committee, University of Rochester.
2015-16 Search Committee, Open Rank Professor of Data Science (interdepartmental), University of Rochester.
2015-16 Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Asian Visual Culture, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester.
2015-present Steering Committee, Digital Media Studies, University of Rochester
2014-present Steering Committee, Archaeology and Technology of Historical Structures, University of Rochester.
2014-present Faculty Advisor, PRIDE, University of Rochester.
2015 Dissertation chairmanship, Department of English, University of Rochester.
2014 Workshop leader for graduate students on the job market, University of Rochester.
2014-15 Search Committee, Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Photography, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester.
2013 Admissions committee, Bachelors of Architecture program, Technische Universität München.

DOCTORAL AND UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING

Primary doctoral advising:

J. Tulke (Visual & Cultural Studies, expected 2021)
M. Cheng (Visual & Cultural Studies, expected 2021)

Doctoral committees:

B. Golonu, “Depictions of Nature as Modernization: Late Ottoman and Early Turkish Republican Landscape Imagery” (Visual & Cultural Studies, 2016)
E. Freedenebrg (Visual & Cultural Studies, expected 2018)
S. Wolf-Johnson (Visual & Cultural Studies, expected 2018)

Undergraduate advising:

P. Piñera-Rodriguez (supervised paper that received undergraduate writing award for best paper in the Humanities, University of Rochester, 2016)
H. Geithner (supervision of senior thesis in ATHS)
C. Yan (supervision of senior thesis in Art History)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

2009-present Society of Architectural Historians
2010-present German Studies Association
2010-present Historians of Islamic Art Association
2011-present College Art Association
2011-present DOCOMOMO
2013-present Association for Asian Studies
2013-present GAHTC (Global Architectural History and Theory Collaborative, working group with Itohan Osayimwese [Brown University], Mrinalini Rajagopalan [University of Pittsburgh], Shundana Yusaf [University of Utah])
2014-present Association for Computers and Humanities
2014-present Society for the History of Technology
2015-present Association of Architecture Organizations
2008-2014 Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture and Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
2008-2014 Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

DESIGN JURIES

Cornell University: 2008; University of Pennsylvania: 2010, 2009; Parsons: 2007; Northeastern University: 2006.

LANGUAGES

English (native); German (fluent); Turkish (proficiency); French (reading); Spanish (beginner).