Claire Zimmerman portrait

28.03.24 - Claire Zimmerman named Associate Editor of prestigious JSAH

Associate Professor Claire Zimmerman, Director of the Faculty’s PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design, has been named Associate Editor of the prestigious Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the main peer-reviewed journal in the U.S. in the field of architectural history.

Announced last month, Zimmerman’s term as JSAH Associate Editor will begin on June 1, to be followed by a two-year term (January 1, 2026 to December 31, 2027) as the JSAH’s Editor.

As Associate Editor, Zimmerman will assist current editor Alice Y. Tseng in reviewing manuscripts, securing blind peer reviews, communicating decisions to authors, soliciting content and preparing materials for four issues of the journal per year.

Her duties will also include supervising the review editors and the JSAH Managing Editor, and working with staff at the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and at University of California Press to ensure timely publication of the journal.

Zimmerman’s academic work focuses on “protocols of modernization and modernity” in architecture and the built environment. Her current teaching includes courses on multi-species consciousness in the built environment and studies of the intersections of class, race and ethnicity in the industrialization of the world.

In 2014, she authored Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century (University of Minnesota Press). Her latest book, Albert Kahn Inc.: Architecture, Labor, and Industry, is forthcoming from MIT Press this year.

In addition, Zimmerman has contributed to numerous books and publications, co-editing, with Jean-Louis Cohen and Christina Crawford, 2023’s Detroit Moscow Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 (MIT Press), as well as Architecture against Democracy: Histories of the Nationalist International, forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press in 2024, with Reinhold Martin.

Zimmerman has also contributed peer-reviewed articles to Architectural Histories, Footprint, Architectural Theory Review, Art History, the Journal of Architecture and the JSAH. 

She has been a member of the SAH since 1998 and served on the SAH Board from 2016 to 2019.