Jess Myers
Assistant Professor

B.A. in Architecture, Princeton University; Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jess Myers joins the school as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She is an urbanist whose practice includes work as an editor, writer, podcaster and curator.

Before coming to Syracuse, Myers was an assistant professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked as an archivist, translator and analyst in New York and Paris. Myers served as a co-steward of the Architecture Lobby’s New York chapter and as the series editor for SEIU’s book series, Taking Freedom. Her research takes many forms including a variety of multimedia platforms, which she uses to explore politics and residency in urban conditions.

Myers’ podcast, Here There Be Dragons focuses on the intersection of identity politics and security policy in public space through the eyes of New Yorkers, Parisians and Stockholmers. Myers’ work has been published in The Architect’s Newspaper, Log, The Funambulist Magazine, Failed Architecture, Avery Review, Dwell and l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui. Her most recent exhibition, “A Pause Is Not A Break,“was exhibited widely this past year, including at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Iowa and Carleton University.

Meyers holds a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.