Accolades and Honors for HAUD Ph.D. Candidates

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Anna Mascorella (Ph.D. HAUD ’19), at left, and Sophie Hochhäusl (Ph.D HAUD '15), at the Fondazione Bruno Zevi in Rome, Italy. photo / provided

June 7, 2017

Five Ph.D. candidates in history of architecture and urban development (HAUD) received funding, prizes, fellowships, and scholarships during the spring 2017 semester.

Salvatore Dellaria (Ph.D. HAUD '23) was awarded a Canadian Centre for Architecture's (CCA) Collection Research Grant for the summer. Jointly funded by the CCA and Cornell, the six-week residency gives Dellaria the opportunity to conduct research for his dissertation in the James Stirling archives at the CCA in Montreal. His dissertation is on architecture as an object of democratic discourses in the first two postwar decades. Dellaria will be joined by 17 other Ph.D. students from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. 

Aslihan Gunhan (Ph.D. HAUD '22) presented a paper titled "From Hygienic Bodies to Destructive Bodies: A Study on the Performative Assemblies at the Station Square in Ankara," presented at "The Body's Politic: Architecture and the Modern Subject," a conference organized by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design as a graduate symposium. Additionally, Gunhan received a Helen O. and Stephen Jacobs Fund Conference Grant, a Henri Detweiler Fund research and travel grant, and was named Ottoman Summer Program Fellow at Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey.

In April, Anna Mascorella (Ph.D. HAUD '19) gave the introductory remarks for alumna Sophie Hochhäusl (M.A. HAUD '10, Ph.D. HAUD '15), who won the Bruno Zevi Prize for her essay, From Vienna to Frankfurt: A History of Crisis, Limited Resources, and the Modern Kitchen. The Bruno Zevi Prize, an international award competition, honors historical-critical essays on architecture. Mascorella and Hochhäusl discussed the winning essay at the award ceremony at the Fondazione Bruno Zevi in Rome.

First-year Ph.D. candidate Ana Ozaki was accepted to the Campus Ultzama 2017 conference in Pamplona, Spain, held in June. Additionally, Ozaki's proposal Postcolonial Studies and Space, for a reading group that she belongs to, received funding for the next academic year from the Institute for Comparative Modernities.

Sergio Preston (Ph.D. HAUD '22) was accepted with full tuition to Cornell's School of Criticism and Theory. Between 80 and 100 participants (advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) participate in the intensive six-week sessions held over the summer.

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