Dellaria Awarded Prestigious Mellon Centre Junior Fellowship
Salvatore Dellaria (Ph.D. HAUD '22) will conduct dissertation research in the United Kingdom for three months next spring with the support of a highly selective Junior Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Dellaria's research, which focuses on James Stirling's demolished public housing project, Southgate Estate in North West England, argues for "the possibility of political and social engagement even — and especially — where architecture seems most beholden to the interests, agendas, and visions of external actors or agents." Dellaria's dissertation is currently titled "James Stirling's Southgate Estate and Architecture Under Constraint in Postwar and Postmodern Britain, 1946–1992."
"The centre's grants program is competitive and I'm honored to be among the handful of scholars selected for this fellowship," says Dellaria. "It affords me the opportunity to complete my dissertation research at repositories that I wouldn't otherwise be able to access."
Dellaria will be based at the Paul Mellon Centre in London where he'll be affiliated for the duration of the fellowship's tenure. He plans to conduct original source research at the National Archives in London and at the Cheshire County Records office in Chester, England.
At Cornell, Dellaria's graduate committee is interdisciplinary and includes Associate Professor Esra Akcan, history of architecture and urban development; Associate Professor Tom Campanella, city and regional planning; and Associate Professor Geoffrey Waite, German studies.
By Edith Fikes