Kristina Borrman
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D. Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

Kristina Borrman joins the School of Architecture as the Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture History and Theory for 2020-21. She will be teaching classes in global architecture from the early modern period to the present.

Prior to her teaching appointment at the School of Architecture, Kristina taught architecture survey classes at UCLA while writing her dissertation “Planning the American Neighborhood: The Science of Sociability at the Dawning of Desegregation (1933-1965),” which explores the scientific study of segregated housing between the New Deal and Civil Rights eras.

Broadly speaking, Kristina’s scholarship focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the construction of racial and class identities in the modern world. By approaching twentieth-century world history within the context of architecture, she examines everyday life—the ethics of ordinary choices—to reveal ways that race, class and space are mutually constitutive.

Kristina’s research has been supported by the UC Humanities Institute, and fellowships from research libraries at University of Michigan, University of Wyoming, UC Berkeley, and Cornell.

Kristina’s study of the built environment and its representations developed in art history departments. Kristina earned her Ph.D. in 2020 and an M.A. in 2015 in Art History at UCLA. She earned her B.A. in 2012 from UC Berkeley’s Art History Department.