EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA

PhD, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, 2016

AM, ———, 2013

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

MArch, distinction, 2003

National Foreign Service Training Institute, Washington, D.C., 1997

Yale University, New Haven, CT

BA, Russian, E. European Studies & Architecture, cum laude, distinction both majors, 1995

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1994

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor, Modern + Contemporary Architecture, Art History Department, Faculty of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2016 – present

Teaching Fellow, Architecture + Urban Design, Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, MA, 2013 – 15 

Lecturer, Architecture + Urbanism, Northeastern University School of Architecture, Boston, MA, 2003 – 10

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Architect + Urban Designer, Registered Architect Commonwealth of Massachusetts: # 20549, Utile, Inc., Architecture + Planning, Boston, MA, 2003 – 10 

Architectural Designer, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, LLP, San Francisco, CA, 2000

Architectural Designer, Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999

Vice Consul, Consular Department, U.S. Department of State, American Consulate, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997 – 98

Research Associate, Cityscape Institute, New York, NY, 1995 – 1997         

 

PUBLICATIONS       

Books

Joan Busquets with Christina E. Crawford. Chicago: Two Grids Between Lake and River (Redesigning Gridded Cities series). San Francisco: ORO Editions, 2017.

Journal Articles

From Tractors to Territory: Socialist Urbanization through Standardization.” Journal of Urban History, “Second World Urbanity” special issue, Vol. 44(1), 54-77. Doi: 10.1177/0096144217710233. Winner of the 2017 Emerging Scholar Prize from Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA).

“In an Extraordinary Space.” Architecture Boston 20: 2 (2017): 20-23.

From the Old Family—to the New.” Harvard Design Magazine 41: Family Planning (2015): 38-45.

The Innovative Potential of Scarcity in SA’s Comradely Competition for Communal Housing, 1927."  ArchiDOCT 1, no. 2 (2014).

“Urban Space or State Monument? The Maydan in Kiev.” Archis 2 (2003): 46-49.

“Kul'tura Torgovogo Tsentra (Mall Culture).” ACC (Art, City, Construction) / Ukraine 41, no. 10 (2003): 44-45.

Book Chapters

 “Dialectical Landscapes of Soviet Housing.” Towards a History of Ecological Housing: Rethinking the Relationship between Landscape and Dwelling, edited by Jeanne Haffner. London: Routledge (forthcoming, 2020).

Crawford, Christina E. "The Case to Save Socialist Space." In Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture, edited by Ellen Braae and Henriette Steiner. London: Routledge, 2019, 260-73.

Tim Love and Christina Crawford. "Plot Logic: Character-Building through Creative Parcelisation." In Urban Design and the Real Estate Development Process, ed. Steve Tiesdell and David Adams. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Books / Projects in Preparation

Spatial Revolution: Planning & building the early Soviet state, 1917-1932. Completed manuscript.

Atlanta Housing Interplay: Plotting Atlanta on the Interwar Housing Map. Digital project in process.

Moscow x Detroit. Collaborative research and October 2019 symposium with Claire Zimmerman and Jean-Louis Cohen.

Reviews / Interviews

“Industries of Architecture” (book review). Journal of Architectural Education, Nov.16, 2017.

Christina E. Crawford with Darra Goldstein. "Under the Bed is a Cool, Dark Place." Harvard Design Magazine 43: Shelf Life (2106).

“The Mound of Vendôme” (exhibition review). Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History Theory & Criticism 12, no. 1 (Summer 2015): 102-09.

“Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, MOMA New York” (exhibition review). Architecture Boston 13, no. 2 (2010).

Web-Based & Other Publications

Soviet Planning Praxis: From Tractors to Territory.” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Centerpiece 29, no. 2 (2015).

Genplan 101: How to Read a Socialist General Plan Drawing. ” Second World Urbanity website, 2015.

“Mini Monuments or Little Monsters.” Essay for Heroic exhibit, Pinkcomma Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009.

“A Declaration of Independence.” Metropolis, December (2002): 54.

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & HONORS

International & National Honors

Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award, Runner-up, International Planning History Society, 2018

Emerging Scholar Prize, The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA), 2017

American Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alternate, American Association of University Women, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2016 (declined)

Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Finalist, Princeton University, 2016

Junior Research Fellowship, King’s College, Finalist, Cambridge University, UK, 2016

Fulbright Research Fellowship to Ukraine, U.S. Departments of State and Education, 2001  

AIA/AAF Certificate of Merit, American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation, 2000

Fascell Fellowship to Russia, U.S. Department of State, 1997         

Research Awards, Grants

Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PERS) grant ($7000), Emory University, 2017

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) start-up grant ($3000), Emory University, 2017

Emory Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) evidence mini-grant ($400), Emory University, 2017

TD Bank Group-CCA Research Grant ($2000), Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2014

Dissertation Awards, Fellowships, Grants

Sidney R. Knafel Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2015

Merit/Term Time Fellowship, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014

Jens Aubrey Westengard Scholarship, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014

Priscilla McMillan Research Travel Grant, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, 2014

Maurice Lazarus Research Travel Award, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, 2013 + 12

Peter + Mary Novak Ukrainian Fellowship, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 2013 + 12       

Robert Rettig Annual Meeting Fellowship, Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, 2011

Internal Honors & Awards

Recognition for Excellent Teaching, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Chapter of Georgia, 2019

Featured New Faculty, Emory Reporter, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2016

Graduate Student Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2014 - 16      

Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2014 - 16  

John E. Thayer Scholarship, Harvard University, 2003

Cathy Simon Scholarship, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2001

Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University, 2001

Arthur Lehman Scholarship, Harvard University, 2001

Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts, Yale University, 1995

Scott Prize for Russian Excellence, Yale University, 1995

 

INVITED LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

“The Birth of Modern Housing,” History Series, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, February 15, 2019.

“The Case to Save Socialist Space,” Research Companion to Landscape Architecture Seminar and Book Launch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, December 7, 2018.

“Moscow-Detroit,” with Claire Zimmerman, Entangled Urbanisms: History, Place, and the Shaping of Cities Symposium, Northwestern University, May 18, 2018.

“Is Doing Architecture Doing Research?” Thesis Research Symposium, Kennesaw State University, September 5, 2018.

“Atlanta Housing Interplay,” Digital Publication of Architectural History Workshop, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zürich, Switzerland, February 8, 2018.

“Constructing the Educated Socialist Planning Client” Makers of Modernity Colloquium, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, December 1, 2017.

“Spatial Revolution,” Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Society for Architecture) evening lecture, Vienna, Austria, November 29, 2017.

“The Birth of Modern Housing,” Urban Studies Collective Colloquium keynote, University of Southern Mississippi, September 14, 2017.

“What is to be done with socialist spatial fluidity?” Commons: Public Space in a Post-Socialist World Colloquium, Harriman Center, Columbia University, April 29, 2017.

“Atlanta Housing Interplay,” Atlanta Studies Network Colloquium, Emory University, March 28, 2017.

“Architecture + Ideology,” Architectural Knowledge course, University of Toronto, March 7, 2017.

“Afterlife of a Model Socialist Settlement,” Landscapes of Housing Colloquium, Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies and the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Harvard University, October 14, 2016.

“The Birth of Modern Housing,” Housing Urbanization in Global Cities course, Harvard GSD, February 3, 2016.

“Moscow” (two lectures), Cities by Design course, Harvard GSD, March 3 + 10, 2015.

“Socialist Urbanization through American Standardization,” Papers on Cultural Politics, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, March 24, 2015.

“The Long-Term Effects of Settlement Isolationism: Baku, Kharkiv, Magnitogorsk,” Ekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 2014.

“Socialism Through Isolation: One Soviet Proposition,” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada, June 2014.

“Stone shifting, constellating, and other tactics,” Architecture’s Archive Symposium, Cambridge Talks VII, Harvard GSD, February 2014.

“The Socialist City: Theory and Praxis,” Urban Form course, Harvard GSD, February 2013 + 12

“Urban Models and their Architectural Prototypes,” Ecologics studio course, Harvard GSD, January 2013.

“Hybrid Socialist City: 1927 General Plan for Baku, AzSSR,” Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Boston, MA, November 2013.

“The Productivist Landscape” Analysis of Modern Architecture course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2013.

“Paul Rudolph’s Regionalist Tendencies: Situating the Yanofsky House, 1956,” Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Boston, MA, June 2008.

“Kharkiv, Ukraine: Constructivist Capital 1922-1934,” Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Boston, MA, November 2007.

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY & PARTICIPATION

Conferences / Symposia / Panels Organized

“Socialist Residential Landscapes at Mid-century,” Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2019.

“Moscow x Detroit: Nomadic Modernity in the Built Environment,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 12, 2019. Co-organized with Claire Zimmerman and Jean-Louis Cohen.

“Atlanta Housing Interplay: Mastering the Atlanta Archives,” Atlanta Studies Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

“Americanism as Urban Generator in Inter- and Postwar Europe,” Urban History Association Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

Annual Student Symposium, Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, 2014.

Papers Presented

“Designing Steel City: All-Union Architectural Competition for the City of Magnitogorsk, 1929-30,” Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, Wash. DC, 2016.

“The Battle to Envision the Socialist City in Man with a Movie Camera,” Second World Urbanity Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2015.

“Socialist Urbanization through American Standardization,” Urban History Association Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

“New Kharkiv: An isolated history of a model socialist settlement,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2014.

“Hybrid Socialist City: 1927 General Plan for Baku, AzSSR,” Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, Boston, MA, 2013.

“The Operativity of Overlap: Urban infrastructure, artistry, theatricality in Otto Wagner’s stellen,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Fresno, CA, 2013.

“The Innovative Potential of Scarcity in SA’s Comradely Competition for Communal Housing,” Scarcity in the Built Environment Conference, London, England, 2013.

“The Bauhaus Comes to Kharkiv: Gropius’s Total Theater in practice in the Ukrainian State Theater Competition,” Ukrainian Avant-Garde Intl. Conference, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2012.

Panel Chair

“Atlanta Housing Interplay: Mastering the Atlanta Archives,” Atlanta Studies Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

“Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston,” Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA, 2015.

“Socialist Cities through Revolutionary Lenses: Paradzhanov's 'Tbilisi', Polska Kronika Filmowa's 'Warsaw', and Khutsiev's 'Moscow',” Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, Boston, MA, 2013.

Invited Roundtable Presentations

“Considering Christina Lodder’s Russian Constructivism after 35 years,” Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, Boston, MA, 2018.

 “Teaching the Socialist City,” Second World Urbanity Series, Association for Slavic, East European + Eurasian Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, 2017.

 

COURSES

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Graduate

ARTHIST 769R/HIST 585: Spatial Revolution! Soviet Architecture and Urbanism, S 2020

ARTHIST 769R/HIST 585/SOC 585: Mastering the Archive: Situating Atlanta in Interwar Housing Debates, S 2018

ARTHIST 769R/HIST 585: Soviet Cities, S 2017

Undergraduate

ARTHIST 102: Art & Architecture, Renaissance - present, lecture course, co-taught by Art History faculty, 2017 –

ARTHIST 103: Understanding Architecture, lecture course, F 2017

ARTHIST 275: Modern Architecture + Urbanism, 1880-1945, lecture course, F 2016

ARTHIST 276: Contemporary Architecture + Urbanism, 1945 – present, lecture course, S 2017

ARTHIST 369: The Architect and the City, lecture course, S 2018

ARTHIST 373/FILM 375/IDS 385/RUSS 373: Russian Avant-garde, lecture course, co-taught with Juliette Apkarian, F 2017

ARTHIST 480: Four Walls and a Roof: Contemporary Architectural Theory + Practice, seminar, F 2019

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Modernity and Crisis, lecture course Teaching Fellow, Fall 2013

Chicago’s Grid, urban design studio Design Critic, Spring 2013

Grids, Score for Designing the City, research course Teaching Fellow, Spring 2013

Urban Form: History + Theory, lecture course Teaching Fellow, Spring 2013

Buildings, Texts and Contexts III, lecture course Teaching Fellow, Fall 2012

Kyiv, Ukraine: The New Dnipro Edge, urban design studio Design Critic, Spring 2004

Buildings, Texts and Contexts I, lecture course Teaching Fellow, Fall 2000

Career Discovery architecture studio Design Critic, Summer 2001

Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Science, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Research Collaborator, Moscow Portal, 2014 – 16

Reconceptualizing the Urban: Interdisciplinary Study of Urban Environments, Societies, and Cultures, Mellon Foundation Grant Teaching Fellow, 2013 – 14

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Architectural Strategies and Tactics, undergraduate seminar Lecturer, 2009 – 10

Architectural Theory, graduate seminar Lecturer, 2008 – 10

20th Century Architecture + Urbanism, undergraduate seminar Lecturer, 2003 – 06

Urban housing, architecture studio Design Critic, Spring 2005

 

ADVISING

Graduate Advising

Courtney Rawlings, “The Architecture of Red Los Angeles,” Emory Art History Department, PhD Dissertation Committee Member, 2017 –

Kyungtaek Kwon, “’We are Growing with the City of Youth Together:’ Life of the pervostroiteli-Komsomol’tsy in the Soviet Far Eastern city of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure, 1932-1982,” Emory History Department, PhD Dissertation Committee Member, 2017 –

Catherine Barth, “Frederick Sommer and the Limits of Avant-Garde Photography,” Emory Art History Department, PhD Dissertation Committee Member, 2017 –

Heather Ligler, “Remixing Portman: A Generative Approach from House to Hotel to Habitat,” School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, PhD Dissertation Committee Member, 2018 –

JooWon Chung, “Making “Spirit (魂 tamashī)” in Kurokawa’s Agricultural City (1960),” Emory Art History Department, Masters Committee Chair, 2018

Michelle Repper, “Metaphysics and the Hyper-Real in Ulisse Aldrovandi’s Watercolor Drawings,” Emory Art History Department, Masters Committee Chair, 2016

Undergraduate Advising

Honoka Nakamachi, “The Cultural Legacy of Metabolism: From Local to Global,” Emory Art History Department, Honors Thesis Primary Adviser, 2019 – 20

Rizky Etika, “A Fine Line: Orientalizing Influences on the Fox Theater’s Architecture,” Emory Art History Department, Honors Thesis Co-Adviser, 2019 – 20

Jennifer Wang, “Cities Within Cities: A comparison of Rockefeller Center and Peachtree Center,” paper for Modern Architecture course, winner of Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award ($500), 2019

Bethany Greene, “An Unexpected Pairing: The Villa Muller and Cannon Chapel,” paper for Modern Architecture course, honorable mention for Alan Rackoff Prize for Undergraduate Research ($500), 2019

Olivia Chang, “In Search of Modern Classicism: The Shared Inspiration of Atlanta Freemasons and Hitler’s Third Reich,” paper for Modern Architecture course, winner of Dorothy Fletcher Paper Prize ($150), 2019

Anna Braxton, “The London Council Flat through Triumph and Tragedy,” (High Honors), Emory Art History Department, Honors Thesis Primary Adviser, 2018 – 19

Julia Ditkoff, “A Spatial History of Tenement Housing on the Lower East Side (1850-1940),” (High Honors), Emory Art History Department, Honors Thesis Primary Adviser, 2018 – 19

Matthew Heldman, “Too Good to be True: Mixed-use developments’ attempt to replicate an organic sense of place,” (Highest Honors), Emory Interdisciplinary Studies Major, Honors Thesis Primary Adviser, 2018 –19

Graham Stopa, “Monumentality and Mortality: Mussolini’s Piazza Augusto Imperatore,” (High Honors), Emory Art History Department, Honors Thesis Committee Member, 2017 – 18

Samuel Galloway, Emory Undergraduate Research Partners Program (RPP), Faculty Adviser, 2017 – 18. Final RPP project “Welwyn Garden City: A Green Solution to Interwar Housing,” winner of the Alan Rackoff Prize for Undergraduate Research ($1000), 2018

Henry Hays, “Anachronism and Anatopism in the Prose‐Fiction of W.G. Sebald,” (High Honors), Emory Comparative Literature Department, Honors Thesis Committee Member, 2016 – 17

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Emory University

Campus Development Committee, 2016 – present

Departmental Committees

Graduate Committee, 2017-18

Search Committee, Visual Arts Librarian, 2017

Paper Prize Committee, Dorothy Fletcher Prize, 2017

Departmental Service (other than committee work)

Faculty Advisor, Architectural Studies, 2016 – present      

Faculty Advisor, Emory Architecture Club, 2016 – present

Departmental Representative, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 2016 – 18

Organizer, Heath Lecture in Modern + Contemporary Art organizer, 2016 – 17

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Invited Design Juror

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SMArchS thesis reviews), Spring 2019

Harvard University (Undergraduate Architecture concentration), Spring 2018, 2019

Georgia Institute of Technology (core studio and MArch thesis reviews), Fall 2016 - present

Rice University School of Architecture (core studio and MArch thesis reviews), Spring 2016

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2006 – 2016

University of Toronto, Spring + Fall 2014

Yale University School of Architecture, Spring 2011; Spring, Fall 2009

Roger Williams University, Spring 2010

Northeastern University, 2004 – 2014

Wesleyan College, Fall 2005

Design Prize Juror

Three-minute thesis (3-MT) Competition, Kennesaw State University School of Architecture, 2019

Mike Rice Prize, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018

Harleston Parker Medal, Boston Society of Architects, 2010-2012; Chair 2012

Rotch Traveling Scholarship, Boston Society of Architects, 2008

Peer Reviewer

Landscape Research, Taylor & Francis, 2019

Architektúra & Urbanizmus, Journal of Architectural and Town-planning Theory, 2018                          

Bloomsbury Publishing, manuscript on architecture and design, 2016

ZARCH, Journal of interdisciplinary studies in Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2015, 2017

Candide. Journal for Architectural Knowledge, RWTH Aachen, 2010

Application Reviewer

Fulbright Program in Ukraine, 2006 – 2016

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS + POSITIONS

Society of Architectural Historians, Member, 2011 –

College Art Association (CAA), Member, 2013 –

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEES), Member, 2013 –

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, Russian Art & Architecture, Member, 2015-

Urban History Association (UHA), Member, 2013 –

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Registered Architect. States of current registration: Massachusetts # 20549, 2007 –

American Institute of Architects, Member, 2007 – 16.

Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Member, 2006 – 16. Past positions: Vice President, Director, Fellowship Chair.      

Boston Society of Architects, Member, 2007 – 16. Past positions: Harleston Parker Medal Jury Chair, Membership Enrichment Committee Chair, Rotch Traveling Scholarship Jury.

 

LANGUAGES

US Dept. of State Language Proficiency definitions        

English             Native Proficiency

Russian             Full Professional Proficiency

Ukrainian         Minimum Professional Proficiency

French              Minimum Professional Proficiency

 

TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS

History + theory of modern architecture, urban design, and housing

Socialist + post-socialist architecture and planning

Soviet built + visual culture