Catherine W. Bishir Prize Winners


Becky Nicolaides and James Zarsadiaz, published last year in the Journal of Urban History. Entitled “Design Assimilation in Suburbia: Asian Americans, Built Landscapes, and Suburban Advantage in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley since 1970,” this piece breaks new ground in its detailed exploration of the ways in which Asian Americans of wealth seek to embrace Anglo-associated landscapes as a measure of acceptance and status. 

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Catherine W. Bishir Prize are Sarah L. Lopez, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin and Margaret M. Grubiak, Associate Professor of Architectural History at Villanova University, Pennsylvania.

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Catherine Boland Erkkila, 'American Railways and the Cultural Landscapes of Immigration' Buildings & Landscapes 22:1 (Spring 2015): 36-62

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Louis Nelson, 'Architectures of West African Enslavement.' Buildings & Landscapes  21:1 (Spring 2014): 88-125
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Amber Wiley, 'The Dunbar High School Dilemma: Architecture, Power, and African-American Cultural Heritage.' Buildings & Landscapes 20:1 (Spring 2013): 95-128

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Alison K. Hoagland, 'Introducing the Bathroom: Space and Change in Working-Class Houses." Buildings & Landscapes 18:2 (Fall 2011): 15-42.

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Janet Ore, "Mobile Home Syndrome: Engineered Woods and the Making of a New Domestic Ecology in the Post–WW II Era," Technology and Culture 52:2 (April 2011): 260-286.
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The Bishir Prize was awarded for the first time in 2012.

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