October 29, 2013
Congratulations to Brian Goldstein, incoming 2013-2015 A.W. Mellon Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Established in 2010, the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary program providing postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The program builds upon interdisciplinary initiatives on campus exploring the broad question, “What is human?” These initiatives have been examining the transnational circulations of culture and power on a global landscape, questions of biocultures and biopolitics, and new ways of thinking about media in the context of the digital revolution.
Brian received his PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning at Harvard in the spring of 2013. His research focused on the redevelopment of American cities in the post-World War II era, especially intersections between the architecture and urban planning professions, race, social movements, and politics. Brian’s dissertation assessed the urban development of Harlem, New York, between 1965 and 2000, especially the forms of “community development” that took shape in the aftermath of the urban renewal era. He has also studied racial diversity in early suburbs and suburban modernism. He co-authored “Paul Rudolph and the Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal,” presented at the 2009 conference “Reassessing Rudolph: Architecture and Reputation” at the Yale School of Architecture.