Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment
Acquiring Editor: Abby Collier
Books in this series address the intersecting relationships between the built environment and a range of cultural forces, exploring the ways buildings, cities, and landscapes impact—and are in turn shaped by—the formulation and function of deep social, economic, and political structures. They also examine the agency of the built environment as it actively helps to shape class, race, and gender identities. These books are notable for their innovative topics and approaches. The scope of the series is international and open to multidisciplinary work, but it is primarily focused on publishing spatial histories that have the potential to influence many other kinds of historical thought and writing. We invite proposals for monographs as well as edited collections, from new and experienced scholars.
Dianne HarrisUniversity of Washington
Dianne Harris is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. From 2017–2021 she was a senior program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to that she served as dean of the College of Humanities and as professor of history at the University of Utah. Among her most recent publications are Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania and Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America. She is also editor of the book series Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment.