Diana Ramirez Jasso, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning, Boston Academy of Architecture

My research interests center around childhood, gender, citizenship, play, pedagogy, architecture, design and history. I look forward to engaging on urgent conversations about "belonging" and "citizenship" and about how cultural production affects the way subjectivity is inscribed or excluded from social visibility and public debate. I am working on a manuscript on the curious way in which architectural motifs were mobilized in early modern pedagogical theory (18th and early 19th centuries primarily), and how these early educators' vision of design, buildings, and gardens prefigured the functionalist paradigm of 20th century modern architectural theory and practice. I cannot imagine a better way to advance and challenge these themes and topics than with other scholars interested not only in similar content but in its implications for social action and agency.