- Associate Professor
Zeynep Çelik Alexander is an architectural historian. Her work focuses on the history of modern architecture since the Enlightenment with an emphasis on German modernism. After being trained as an architect at Istanbul Technical University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, she received her Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism Program at M.I.T. She has received research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), a postdoctoral fellowship from Columbia University, and pre-doctoral fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Dedalus Foundation, DAAD, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Alexander is completing a book titled An Epistemological History of Aesthetic Modernism. A second research project, co-directed with John J. May and funded by SSHRC, explores the histories of technologies that have come to dominate contemporary design disciplines. Alexander’s writings have appeared in several edited volumes as well as in journals including Harvard Design Magazine, Grey Room, Journal of Design History, and Centropa. She is a member of Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and an editor of the journal Grey Room.