Annmarie Adams is Stevenson Chair, department chair of Social Studies of Medicine, and Professor of the School of Architecture, McGill University. She is the author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870–1900 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1996), Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893–1943 (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and co-author of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Her current research explores the architecture of surgery, long term-care institutions, and medical museums, complementing her long-standing interest in the history of hospitals.
David S. Barnes is Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science and Director of the Health and Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France (University of California Press, 1995) and The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), as well as several articles about the history, culture, and politics of public health. He is currently writing a history of Philadelphia’s Lazaretto quarantine station (1799–1895). His other interests include public history, historic preservation, the history of the senses, and the history of disgust.
Theodore S. Eisenman recently completed Ph.D. studies in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and he is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at The New York Botanical Garden. In 2016 he will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research focus is on the historical, scientific, and design bases of urban greening—defined as the introduction or conservation of flora in cities. He is particularly interested in the bloom of greening in cities around the world today, and situating this emergence amid two major phenomena: global urbanization; and increasing awareness of human alteration of the biosphere.
Gina Greene is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities at the University of Southern California affiliated with the Department of History. She received her Ph.D. in Architectural History from Princeton University and her M.A. in Art and Architectural History from the University of California, Riverside. She completed a two-year tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European and American architecture, urbanism, and visual culture, and their intersection with histories of medicine and technology and cultural constructions of race and gender.
Christopher Payne is a New York City photographer who specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscape. Trained as an architect, he is the author of several books, including: New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, and North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City. Payne’s current work has veered away from the documentation of the obsolete toward a celebration of craftsmanship and manufacturing in the United States. In progress is a series about the American textile industry, and recently completed is Making Steinway: An American Workplace, a tour through the famous Steinway piano factory in Queens. Payne has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been featured in publications around the world and several times in the New York Times Magazine.
Dell Upton is a professor of architectural history in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his recent publications are Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic (Yale, 2008) and What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South (Yale, 2015). He is working on a study of African-American modernity in the early-twentieth-century American South.
Aaron Wunsch is an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Department of Landscape Architecture. His publications and papers have addressed such diverse topics as the ‘‘rural’’ cemetery movement in Philadelphia, the formation of Charlottesville, Virginia’s park system, and the architecture of early electric utilities. His book, Palazzos of Power, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in the fall of 2016.
Carla Yanni is Professor of Art History at Rutgers University and holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. Johns Hopkins University Press published her first book, Nature’s Museums: Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display, and her second book, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2007. It was selected as a 2007 ‘‘Book of Critical Interest’’ by the journal Critical Inquiry. In 2010 she directed the Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop on the topic of architecture and science. She is presently writing a book on the architecture and social history of dormitories and residence halls.