Cole Roskam is associate professor of architectural history in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His research explores architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world. His research has been supported by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Fulbright-Hays Program, the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and the Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, among others.
His articles and essays have appeared in Architectural History, Grey Room, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others. He is the author of Improvised City: Architecture and Governance in Shanghai, 1843-1937 (University of Washington Press, 2019) and Designing Reform: Architecture in the People’s Republic of China, 1970-1992 (Yale University Press, 2021).