Sophie Hochhäusl

Sophie Hochhäusl, Princeton Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities

Sophie Hochhäusl is an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania and an affiliated faculty member in the program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Before joining the Weitzman School of Design she was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

In the Spring, Sophie will teach "Living Room: Gender, Difference, and Dissent," a seminar analyzing architectural and urban writing through the lens of queer, feminist, and trans theory, focusing on networks of people in the production of space who have organized around issues of gender. 

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. At Princeton, Sophie is working on two book projects: the interdisciplinary history and translation project Memories of the Resistance: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and the Architecture of Collective Dissidence, 1918–1989 and the monograph Housing Cooperative: Politics and Architecture in Vienna, 1904–1934.

Hochhäusl holds an M.Arch. from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in History of Architecture and Urbanism.

Sophie’s fellowship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.