Claire Zimmerman Named Associate Editor of JSAH

by SAH News | Feb 20, 2024

The Society of Architectural Historians today announced the appointment of Claire Zimmerman, an associate professor at the Daniels Faculty at University of Toronto, as associate editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her term as JSAH Associate Editor will begin on June 1, 2024, and will be followed by a two-year term as JSAH Editor, January 1, 2026, to December 31, 2027.

As JSAH Associate Editor, Zimmerman will assist JSAH Editor Alice Y. Tseng in reviewing manuscripts, securing blind peer reviews, communicating decisions to authors, soliciting content, and preparing materials for four issues of the journal per year. Her duties will also include supervising the review editors and the JSAH Managing Editor, and working with staff at SAH and University of California Press to ensure timely publication of the journal.

Zimmerman’s work focuses on “protocols of modernization and modernity” in architecture and the built environment. She is the author of Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Albert Kahn Inc.: Architecture, Labor, and Industry (MIT Press, forthcoming in 2024). Zimmerman has contributed to numerous books and publications and is co-editor of Detroit Moscow Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 (MIT Press, 2023) with Jean-Louis Cohen and Christina Crawford, and Architecture against Democracy: Histories of the Nationalist International (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming in 2024), with Reinhold Martin.

Her current teaching includes courses on multi-species consciousness in the built environment and studies of the intersections of class, race, and ethnicity in the industrialization of the world. She is the director of the PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the Daniels Faculty.

Zimmerman has peer reviewed articles for Architectural Histories, Footprint, Architectural Theory Review, Art History, Journal of Architecture, and JSAH.

She has been a member of SAH since 1998 and served on the SAH Board from 2016 to 2019.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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