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Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio appointed American Association of University Women Fellow, 2023-2024.

Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio has been appointed an American Association of University Women Fellow for the 2023-2024 year. Yazmín’s dissertation is titled: Counter-narratives of Architecture: pedagogies, practices, and participation in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1970-2020.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. They have published hundreds of research reports, from an 1885 paper disproving a prevailing myth that college impairs a woman’s fertility to, most recently, a study documenting the economic impact of workplace sexual harassment. We have supported the academic achievements of many thousands of scholars, from scientist Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, to astronaut Judith Resnik, the second woman in travel in space.

Their advocacy efforts have propelled countless new laws, including the Equal Pay Act, first proposed in 1945 and finally passed in 1963; the Title IX amendment in 1972; the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993; the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009; and the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was passed by the U.S. Representatives in 2019 but is awaiting action in the Senate.

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Adam Longenbach receives 2023 Carter Manny Award Citation of Special Recognition.

Adam Longenbach, a doctoral candidate in architecture, was recently honored with a Carter Manny Award citation of special recognition from the Graham Foundation. Established in 1996, the Carter Manny Award program supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, it recognizes emerging scholars whose work promises to challenge and reshape contemporary discourse and impact the field at large.

Hannah Kaemmer appointed CASVA Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2023–2024.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (the Center) announced its 2023–2024 academic year appointments. Every year, the Center brings distinguished scholars from around the world to its internationally renowned research institution at the National Gallery of Art. PhD candidate Hannah Kaemmer has been appointed the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow for 2023-2024. Hannah’s dissertation is titled Expertise and Empire: Fortification Building and the English Ordnance Office, 1660–1714.

Since its inception in 1979, the Center has promoted the study of the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism through the formation of a community of scholars. A variety of private sources support this fellowship program and appointments are ratified by the National Gallery’s board of trustees. In selecting its members, the Center seeks a diverse pool of scholars in the visual arts.

Romain David named 2023 Doctoral Research Resident for Canadian Centre for Architecture.Headshot of Romain David

The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research institution and museum premised on the belief that architecture is a public concern. They produce exhibitions and publications, develop and share our collection as a resource, advance research, offer public programs, and host a range of other activities driven by a curiosity about how architecture shapes—and might reshape—contemporary life. The CCA invites collaborators and the wider public to engage with their activities, giving new relevance to architectural thinking in light of current disciplinary and cultural issues.

The CCA offers summer residencies to support PhD candidates in pursuing archival research based on their Collection. While candidates apply with a clearly defined research topic that will benefit from engagement with the CCA Collection, they also see the Doctoral Research Residency Program (DRRP) as an opportunity to introduce new voices into their research.

Hanan Kataw named ACADIA inaugural Cultural History Fellow.Headshot of Hanan Kataw

Hanan’s project is called Expanding the Narrative of Diversity and Inclusion in Computational Design:

Through a historical exploration of ACADIA proceedings, the project seeks to highlight the diverse narratives, geographies, and institutions that intersected and met at ACADIA since the 1980s, offering a critical examination of the “conference,” with its open call, as a central and unique institutional typology in the history of computational design.

The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) launched the Cultural History Project in 2021 to mark the 40th anniversary of the organization and the 41st anniversary of the conference. This initiative has provided an opportunity to reflect upon the legacy and trends of the organization as a method for considering its future.

headshot of Maria AtuestaMaria Atuesta (PhD ’21) appointed Data Storytelling and Public Narrative Officer, Namati by The American Council of Learned Societies

Maria Atuesta (PhD ’21) has been appointed as the Data Storytelling and Public Narrative Officer for Namati by The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) with the ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship Program. The ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship program aims to demonstrate the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance social justice and equity. The fellowships support recent PhDs in the humanities and interpretive social sciences as they work with social justice organizations in communities across the United States.

headshot of demetra vogiatzakiDemetra Vogiatzaki (PhD ’23) elected as HECAA Emerging Scholars Board Member-at-large

Demetra Vogiatzaki (PhD ’23) was elected as an Emerging Scholars Board Member-at-large at HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth Century Art and Architecture). HECAA’s mission is to facilitate communication and collaboration among scholars of eighteenth-century art to expand and promote knowledge of all aspects of the period’s visual culture through research, conference presentations, and publication. The association encourages and supports graduate students and emerging scholars in the visual culture of the long eighteenth century.

The Executive Board provides counsel and assistance to the officers, approves committee appointments, annual awards, and other duties specified in the bylaws. This position provides graduate students, early career researchers and emerging scholars who are members of HECAA with the opportunity to become more involved in the community and to advocate directly for their interests and needs. Demetra is honored to represent the field of architectural history on the board and looks forward to furthering the growth of HECAA in architecture schools, promoting mentorship opportunities and connections between emerging and senior scholars in the discipline.

Alumni Publications


Future of the American City: New York Review of Architecture

Author and publisher Nicolas Kemper and architectural historian and critic Phillip Denny (current PhD candidate) join Charles Waldheim to discuss their publication New York Review of Architecture.



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