Enrique Ramirez is scholar and historian of modern and contemporary architecture. He has written on the shared domains between architecture culture, the visual arts, and the physical and environmental sciences since the 18th century. He holds a PhD (June 2013) in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University. His dissertation, entitled "Airs of Modernity 1881-1914," considers a series of under-explored interrelations between architecture and human flight in modern France—viewed from the vantage point of air as a modernizing phenomenon. He has lectured widely and his writings have appeared in publications like The Journal of Architecture (UK), Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, Thresholds, AA Files, Quaderns, Materia, and Pidgin Magazine. He is currently working on two book projects. The first, tentatively titled "Paths of Least Resistance: Aviation, Aerodynamics, and Architectural Modernity", expands further on the architectural manifestations of his dissertation research. The second, entitled "Thomas Pynchon and the Environments of Global Fiction," uses Pynchon's historical novels to frame issues of architectural and environmental history from a distinctly global vantage point. Enrique currently teaches architectural history at Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning. He is a member of the Global Architectural History Collaborative and an advisory editor to Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism. Since 2006, he has been the author of this is a456, a quasi-architectural blog.