Akcan Joins Department of Architecture
Esra Akcan joined the Department of Architecture as an associate professor on July 1. Akcan's research on the history and theory of modern and contemporary architecture and the urban environment foregrounds the intersections between Europe and West Asia.
Most recently, Akcan was an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Illinois–Chicago. She is the author of Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House (Duke University Press, 2012) and Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion/University of Chicago Press, 2012, coauthored with Sibel Bozdoğan). She received her Ph.D. in architectural history, theory, and criticism from Columbia University, and has received grants from the Mellon and Graham foundations, the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Institute, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. She earned her professional undergraduate and master's degree in architecture at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.