Dr. Despina Stratigakos

General Information

Occupation: Professor

Archive/Repository: IAWA Online Inventory at: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/inventories/Stratigakos.html; http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/architecture/people/stratigakos.asp

Sources: Curriculum vitae


Subject: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century European Art and Architectrue

Subject: Women Architects and Designers in Europe and the United States

Subject: Theories of Gender and Design

Subject: Women and the German Werkbund

Subject: Women Architects in Germany


Employer: Illinois State University, School of Art

Title: Assitant Professor

City: Normal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Employer: Grinnell College, Department of Art

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

City: Grinnell

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Employer: University of Iowa, Honors Program

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

City: Iowa City

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: Stratigakos taught in the spring semester

Employer: University of California, Berkeley, Department of History of Art

Title: Teaching Assistant

City: Berkeley

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Notes: Spring 1989

Employer: Maisons de la culture

Title: Senior Curator and Coordinator of Exhibitions

City: Montreal

State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Start Date: January 01, 1991

End Date: August 01, 1992

Notes: Stratigakos served on the Visual Arts Committee evaluating submissions for exhibitions and performances at the Maisons de la culture; organized and curated a series of exhibitions on the history of the city's "ethnic" communities, including First Nations, African and Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, French, and Greek; curated concurrent art exhibitions highlighting the work of contemporarty artists from the represented communities; hired and supervised researchers; solicited loans of objects from private and public collections; approved press releases and appeared on radio and television promoting the shows.

Employer: University of Buffalo, SUNY

Title: Assistant professor


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Name: Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools

Description: Bryn Mawr nominated Stratigakos' doctoral dissertation for the award

Name: Culpepper Technology Award for Curricular Development

Description: From Grinnell College

Name: Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities

Description: Awarded through 1998

Name: Social Science Research Council

Description: Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Disseration and Research Fellowship, 1996-1997

Name: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Description: Disseration Research Fellowship, 1995-1996

Name: Doctoral Fellowship

Description: Received from Bryn Marw College, 1992-95

Name: Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fellowship

Description: Received from the University of California, Berkeley

Name: Teetzel Scholarship in Art History

Description: Awarded to the first-ranked senior from the University of Toronto


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Notable Projects

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Institution: Bryn Mawr College

Department: Art

Degree: Ph.D., History of Art

Notes: Dissertation is entitlted: "Skirts and Scaffolding: Women Architects, Gender and Design in Wilhelmine Germany". The disserations explores women's advancement into the architectural profession-from the first students to practicing professionals by the end of WWI.

Institution: University of California at Berkeley

Department: History of Art

Degree: Master of Art

Notes: Thesis was entitled "More than Roses: The meaning of Botanical Motifs in the Work of William Morris"

Institution: University of Toronto

Department: Cultural Anthropology and History of Art and Architecture

Degree: Bachelor of Art


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Illinois State University, University Galleries

Role: Advisory Board

Organization: Illinois State University, School of Art

Role: Scholarship and Recruitment Committee

Organization: Illinois State University, School of Art

Role: Search Committee, Computer Graphics/New Media

Organization: International Archive of Women Architects

Role: Board of Advisors

Organization: Women's Studies Colloquium, Bauhaus ans Werbund Archives

Role: Founding Member

Notes: Berlin

Publications By

Title: A Women's Berlin: How Female Patrons and Architects in Imperial Germany Re-Gendered the City

Co-author: ed. Amy L. Bingaham, Lise Shapiro Sanders, and Rebecca Zorach

Publication: Embodied Utopias: gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis

Publisher: Routledge

City: London and New York

Notes: Winner of the Milka Bliznakov Prize 2009

Title: Architects in Skirts: The Public Image of Women Architects in Wilhelmine Germany

Publication: Journal of Architectural Education

Volume: 55

Issue: 2

Page: pp90-100

Date Published: November 01, 2001

Notes: Copy of the article is in the IAWA

Title: The Spoils of War: German Women Architects and the First World War

Publication: 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians

City: Toronto

Country: Canada

Date Published: April 01, 2001

Notes: Conference Paper

Title: Modernity, Domesticity, and the 'Haus der Frau' at the 1914 Werkbund Exhibition

Publication: 89th Annual Meeting of the College Art Association

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Date Published: February 01, 2001

Notes: Conference Paper

Title: A Sense of Place: The Landscapes of Community Identity

Publication: Third Annual Arts Lecture, Luther College

City: Decorah

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Date Published: April 01, 2000

Notes: Conference Paper

Title: A Women's Berlin: How Female Patrons and Architects in Imperial Germany Re-Gendered the City

Publication: Embodies Utopias: Gender, Social Change, and the Built Environment

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Date Published: April 01, 1999

Notes: Conference Paper for the University of Chicago's Center for Gender Studies and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts.

Title: Women Architects, Mathematics, and the Rationalized HOusehold in Germany, 1900-1930

Publication: M*A*T*H* Colloquium, Forty-Ninth Series

City: Rohnery Park

State: California

Country: United States

Date Published: September 01, 1998

Notes: Conference Paper for the Mathematics Department of Sonoma State University

Title: A Women's Berlin: Building the Modern City

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Notes: Explores the conception of a city built by and for women, a place that was imagined and partially realized in the years before the first World War.

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