Domenico Ingenito

Published: November 4, 2021

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA Domenico Ingenito (born in 1982 in Vico Equense, Italy) is Director of the Program on Central Asia and Assistant Professor of Classical Persian at UCLA. His research interests center on premodern Persian poetry (in particular the history of lyric genres at the intersection of eroticisms and politics)…

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Lauren Arenson

Published: October 21, 2019

Professor, Social Sciences, Anthropology, and Humanities, Pasadena City College Lauren Arenson completed her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in Intercultural Education. In addition to her years of teaching at Pasadena City College and CSULA, Dr. Arenson has worked at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the George C. Page Museum (La…

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Christopher Looby

Published: October 21, 2019

Professor, English, UCLA Christopher Looby is Professor of English at UCLA. He specializes in US American literature as well as in queer studies. He directs a summer travel study program, “English in Florence: American Writers and Artists Abroad,” and serves as co-director of the Americanist Research Colloquium. Forthcoming publications include “Not to Mention (the marmorean…

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Samantha Solis

Published: October 21, 2019

Graduate Student, English, UCLA Samantha Solis is a graduate student in the UCLA English Department. She works on contemporary American fiction and Latinx literature.

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William Davis

Published: October 21, 2019

Graduate Student, Architecture and Urban Design Will Davis studies the architectural dimensions folklore and warfare in the twentieth century. He is a PhD candidate in Architectural History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds an MA in Cultural Analysis from Lund and Copenhagen Universities, and a BA in Fine Art from Bristol UWE and Rotterdam WDKA.

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Gena Carpio

Published: October 14, 2019

Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA Genevieve Carpio is Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, where she works on questions related to spatial theory and histories of relational racial formation. She holds a PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity,  a Masters in Urban Planning, and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation. She has published in American Quarterly, Journal…

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Gustavo Leclerc

Published: October 14, 2019

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of cityLAB/Urban Humanities Initiative, Architecture & Urban Design, UCLA Gustavo Leclerc is an architect and an artist. He was a fellow at Harvard University in the prestigious Loeb Fellowship program during the 1999-2000 academic year. Gustavo was a founding member of the multidisciplinary collective ADOBE LA and has been a…

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John Baranski

Published: October 14, 2019

Professor, History, El Camino College John Baranski is Professor of History at El Camino College in Torrance, California. In his classes, as in his research, he examines the relationship between knowledge, place and identity, and power in urban settings. He is the author of Housing the City by the Bay: Tenant Activism, Civil Rights, and…

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Melissa Rovner

Published: October 14, 2019

Graduate Student, Architecture & Urban Design, UCLA Melissa Rovner is a California Architect, researcher, and PhD student in Architecture at UCLA-AUD. Her research focuses on American cities, and on housing in particular, within sociological, political and economic frameworks. Melissa has worked for several renowned architecture firms and has taught at Woodbury, UCLA and Cal Poly. She strives to influence…

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Michelle Smith

Published: October 14, 2019

Lecturer, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA Michelle Smith is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Prior to joining the department, she taught at University of Sydney, Australia. She received her Master’s and PhD degrees from University of Manitoba, Canada.

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