Christina E. Crawford

Christina E. Crawford


Assistant Professor

Art History Department
Emory University
128 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322


Curriculum Vitae


Christina E. Crawford (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2016; M.Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2003)

Research Interests: 

Modern and Contemporary architecture and urbanism—history, theory, and design; socialist space, with an emphasis on the Soviet sphere; modern housing; the entanglement of economy, politics, and societal expectations in built form.

Selected publications: 

Book chapters

Christina E. Crawford and Tim Love. "Plot Logic: Character-Building through Creative Parcelisation." In Urban Design and the Real Estate Development Process, edited by Steve Tiesdell and David Adams. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Books in preparation

Joan Busquets and Christina E. Crawford. Chicago Boundless: Two Grids Between Lake and River (Redesigning Gridded Cities series). San Francisco: AR+D Publishers (Fall 2016).


“From Tractors to Territory.” Journal of Urban History, “Second World Urbanity” special issue (forthcoming).

"From the Old Family—to the New." Harvard Design Magazine, no. 41: Family Planning (2015): 38-45.

"Genplan 101: How to Read a Socialist General Plan Drawing." In Second World Urbanity., 2015.

"Soviet Planning Praxis: From Tractors to Territory." Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Centerpiece 29, no. 2 (2015).

"The Innovative Potential of Scarcity in SA’s Comradely Competition for Communal Housing, 1927."  ArchiDOCT 1, no. 2 (2014).

"Kul'tura Torgovogo Tsentra (Mall Culture)." ACC (Art, City, Construction) / Ukraine 41, no. 10 (2003): 44-45.

"Urban Space or State Monument? The Maydan in Kiev." Archis 2 (2003): 46-49.

"A Declaration of Independence." Metropolis, December (2002): 54.


"The Mound of Vendôme." Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History Theory & Criticism 12, no. 1 (Summer 2015): 102-09.

"Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, MOMA New York." Architecture Boston 13, no. 2 (2010).

Future seminars

The Architect and the City; Socialist Cities; Techwood: Situating Atlanta in the interwar housing debate; Design Thinking; Architecture and Urban Design Tactics