Aaron Shkuda

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Aaron Shkuda
Project Manager, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

Aaron Shkuda is the Project Manager of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, a program that fosters collaboration between scholars studying urban life and the built environment. Its goals include encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations across campus, developing team-taught courses with project-based outcomes and/or experiential components, and fostering research and teaching which examine cities through a transnational, comparative/connective lens. More information on the initiative can be found here: http://arc-hum.princeton.edu/.

Aaron received his PhD in United States urban history from the University of Chicago and is the author of The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950–1980 (University of Chicago Press, April 2016). He has published articles on subjects ranging from arts-focused retail districts to the architecture and planning behind Battery Park City. Previously, Aaron served as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught classes in architecture, fine arts, and history. He also launched Stanford University’s ITALIC (Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture) program, a residentially-based, interdisciplinary first-year arts and humanities immersion program for freshmen.

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