Peter Clericuzio

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, History of Art

Peter Clericuzio is a historian of global architecture and urbanism with a focus on Europe and North America from 1800 to the present, particularly France and francophone countries between 1850–1970. His research centers on the intersection between architecture, material culture, and urban spaces with collective and historical memory and the responses to historical ruptures and trauma. He is the author of Building a Regional Modernism: Art Nouveau Architecture in Nancy, 1898–1920, forthcoming from McGill-Queens University Press, and the co-author of Myth and Machine: Art and Aviation During the First World War (The Wolfsonian–FIU, 2014). He is a founding member of the Institute for the Study of International Expositions, and is currently completing a manuscript on Le Corbusier and the reconstruction in France after World War II. His current research investigates the links between the Stile Liberty, the Italian auto industry, and the emergence of modernism in Italian architecture at the dawn of the twentieth century, for which he has been named a Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University for the spring of 2025. 

Dr. Clericuzio was a Fulbright Scholar to France for 2005–06, and has received research grants from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, the University of Edinburgh, and Emory University. His work has appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Design Issues, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and Architectural History, among other publications. He has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions on modern architecture and design, including Crisis and Commerce: World’s Fairs of the 1930s (2013), The Theaters of S. Charles Lee (2015), Boom, Bust, Boom: Downtown Miami Architecture, 1920s–30s (2015), and Visualizing the Information Age: Data, Design, and Display (2014). Prior to coming to Syracuse, he held visiting positions at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, Florida International University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky University.