Jennifer Tate holds a PhD in Architecture in the field of architectural history from the University of Texas at Austin. Relying upon an interdisciplinary approach influenced by her previous academic and professional experience in political science and international relations, she explores ways in which systems of power and politics traverse the built environment. Jennifer’s current research focuses on the intersection of twentieth century American modern architecture and modern housing, issues of race, class, and housing, and New Deal to post-WWII era politics. She is also active in the Society of Architectural Historians, currently serving as co-chair to the IDEAS Committee and previously serving as the Graduate Student Representative Board Member to the organization. 


PhD, Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin

MA, Architectural History, The University of Texas at Austin

MA, Government, Georgetown University

MA, International Policy Studies, Stanford University

BA, Political Science, Southwestern University


Web-Based Writing

“Rediscovering the Bauhaus at 100: SAH Study Tour in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin.” Society of Architectural Historians Blog. November 12, 2019. https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sah-blog/sah-blog/2019/11/12/rediscovering-the-bauhaus-at-100

 “Study Day: MoMA and UN Headquarters.” Society of Architectural Historians Study Day Fellowship Report. April 13, 2015. https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/fellowship-reports/study-tour-reports/detail/study-tour-blog/2015/04/13/moma-un-study-day-newsletter-report

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