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Sophie Hochhäusl Appointed Princeton Mellon Fellow

By Weitzman
Aug 27, '20 3:59 PM EST

Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory Sophie Hochhäusl was appointed the Princeton Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities for the 2020-2021 academic year. She will also be a Visting Assistant Professor at Princeton’s School of Architecture (SoA) in 2021.

During the fellowship, Hochhäusl will be completing her book Memories of the Resistance: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and the Architecture of Collective Dissidence, 1918-1989. 

She is also working on a forthcoming monograph titled Housing Cooperative: Politics, Architecture, and Urban Imagination in Vienna, 1904–1934.

Hochhäusl is interested in discourse on collectivity, dissent, and difference in architecture. Her scholarly work centers on modern architecture and urban culture in Austria, Germany, and the United States with a focus on spatial histories of dissidence and resistance art, labor theory and environmental history, as well as intersectional feminism and gender studies.

Her fellowship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Since 2014, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities—an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Architecture—has brought together students and faculty with an interest in cities and the built environment through public programming, a series of undergraduate and graduate courses, and a yearly fellowship program that brings three to five scholars to campus annually. Princeton is one of more than a dozen research universities and institutes in the US, Canada, Great Britain, and South Africa that the Mellon Foundation engages and connects through its Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities initiative.