HAUD Ph.D. Candidates Receive Awards, Grants, and Appointments

May 9, 2019

Several Ph.D. candidates in the History of Architecture and Urban Development (HAUD) program recently received travel and research grants and academic appointments from Cornell and other institutions.

Salvatore Dellaria won the prestigious Luigi Einaudi Graduate Fellowship from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell. The fellowship is administered by Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), directed by Esra Akcan, associate professor in architecture. Dellaria will use the approximately $30,000 fellowship to continue work on his dissertation provisionally titled "Under Constraint and Out of Control: Figures of Speech and Silence at James Stirling's Southgate Estate," advised by Akcan; Associate Professor Thomas J. Campanella, CRP; Associate Professor Geoffrey Waite, German studies; and Anthony Vidler, professor and dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and former dean of AAP.

"This fellowship is an amazing achievement," said Akcan. "It is designed to enable a graduate student to conduct field and archival research in Europe for a period of up to one year."

Several other HAUD doctoral candidates have received grants, fellowships and appointments, and published research.

Athanasiou Geolas received fellowships from the Center for Teaching Innovation and the Charlotte A. Jirousek Research Fellowship, both at Cornell. Geolas's committee includes Associate Professor Medina Lasansky, Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory; Associate Professor Lily Chi, architecture; and Associate Professor Rachel Prentice, science and technology studies.

Aslihan Gunhan won the Social Science Research Council's prestigious Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship for her dissertation, "Displaced Modernities: The Ottoman Empire, Turkey and the Specter of Armenian Builders." Gunhan and Labib Hossain will conduct research in Turkey and the U.K., respectively, with the support of Einaudi Center travel grants. Gokhan Kodalak has received an extension for his position as a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute. Ana Ozaki will conduct research in Portugal on tropical architecture with the support of the combined Manon Michels Einaudi Grant / Michele Sicca Research Grant.

Anna Mascorella (Ph.D. HAUD), with a dissertation titled "Restore, Displace, Appropriate: Negotiating the Baroque Legacy in Fascist Rome," recently published an essay on the Foro Italico in the Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation, edited by Vinayak Bharne and Trudi Sandmeier (M.A. HPP '00). Mascorella was also recently appointed as the Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture at History Colorado Center in Denver. Her committee includes Lasansky; Professor Mary Woods, architecture; and Professor Claudia Lazzaro, history of art and visual studies.

In addition to current doctoral candidates, recent HAUD graduates Elvan Cobb (Ph.D. HAUD '18), Chad Randl (Ph.D. HAUD '14), and Josi Ward (Ph.D. HAUD '15) have earned professional achievements. Cobb received a postdoc in Levantine studies at Rice University. Randl, a visiting professor at the University of Oregon, has secured a tenure-track position there; and Ward has launched Ward Brandt Consulting, a full-service historic preservation consulting firm in South Carolina.

By Patti Witten

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