SALA welcomes Dr. Tijana Vujosevic

Jan 24, 2020

The architectural historian will join the faculty in July

SALA welcomes Dr. Tijana Vujosevic as an Assistant Professor in the history and theory of architecture. Dr. Vujosevic, an architectural historian and award-winning teacher, will join the faculty in July. 

Dr. Vujosevic’s research focuses on the modern period, with special expertise in art and architecture of socialism. Her 2017 book, Modernism and the Making of the Soviet New Man, examines ways in which Soviet modern architecture shaped the protagonist of modern life, from the utopian “flying proletarian” to the Stalinist housewife. Her writing has been published in Grey Room, Architectural Histories, Cultural Geographies, Slavic and Eastern European Journal, and more. She sat on the Editorial Board of the Architectural History Review and is a founding member of the Art Architecture History Assembly, an international organization bringing together artists, art and architectural historians.

Dr. Vujosevic arrives at UBC from the University of Western Australia in Perth. She has also taught at the University of Virginia, MIT, and Yale. She completed her PhD in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at MIT and received her M.Arch and B.Arch Degrees from Yale University.

She enjoys engaging in conversation with students rather than lecturing them, and considers the classroom as a platform for the exchange of informed ideas and perspectives. She is particularly interested in supporting students as they follow their curiosity, linking interests in design and history/theory.

Dr. Vujosevic’s research has been supported by fellowships from the American Association of University Women, Gerda Henkel Foundation, Canadian Centre for Architecture, and, most recently, by a two-year residential fellowship at the University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Studies.