I am an architectural historian with primary interests in modern France and francophone countries as well as North America, with emphasis on the intersection between architecture and regional identity, nationalism, urbanism, the decorative arts, modern design and print and material culture. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before coming to Edinburgh, I taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, Florida International University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Eastern Kentucky University.
In the Fall Semester 2019 I will be teaching the Honors/PG course "Architecture and Modernity circa 1900," and in the Spring of 2020 I will be organizing the PG course "Histories and Theories of Architecture."
My primary research interests include Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts, in both Europe and North America; world's fairs and international expositions; Le Corbusier; the architecture of French colonialism; the Case Study Houses; and twentieth-century urbanism in the United States.