Stratigakos, Despina

 

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Despina Stratigakos is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at SUNY Buffalo, and previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. Her scholarship and activism focus on issues of diversity in architecture. In addition to A Women’s Berlin (2008), she has published on the public image of women architects, the gender politics of the Werkbund, connections between architectural and sexual discourses in Weimar Germany, and exiled Jewish women architects in the United States.  She recently curated an exhibition on Architect Barbie, and is currently writing a book on the life and work of Gerdy Troost, Hitler’s trusted artistic advisor and one of the most powerful architects of the Third Reich.


On Rorotoko:


On her book A Women’s Berlin: Building the Modern City
(Our Cover Feature of February 13, 2009)