Date(s) - 10/29/2019
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
King & King Architecture Library and the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) are co-sponsoring a book discussion led by Lawrence Chua and Sekou Cooke in the King & King Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of Slocum Hall on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:15 p.m. The book discussion will focus on books written by Dr. Angel David Nieves ’94 (School of Architecture). Nieves is an associate professor of history and digital humanities at San Diego State University who will be presenting at the School of Architecture on November 5.
Nieves earned his PhD from the History of Architecture and Urbanism program at Cornell University. He is currently Professor of History & Digital Humanities in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at San Diego State University. His scholarship focuses on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and technology in the U.S. and South Africa. He is the author and co-editor of two historical monographs, including “An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South” (University of Rochester, 2018) and “’We Shall Independent Be:’ African American Place Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S.” (w/Alexander) (University Press Colorado, 2008), plus a range of cutting-edge digital history publications and experimental online platforms. Among these are “Soweto’76 3D,” comprising digital archive and virtual reality research into politically fraught sites such as the Nelson Mandela House in Soweto, Johannesburg. Nieves has received support for his work from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and while Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (2009-2017) at Hamilton College he helped raise over $2.7 million dollars in research support for digital scholarship. He was Presidential Visiting Associate Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the DHLab at Yale University (2017-2018).
Dr. Nieves visit in November is co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor working group, “Urban Humanities.”