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Mike Christenson, AIA, is a registered architect and assistant professor of architecture at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Christenson’s research examines the means through which architects make their ideas visible (via physical and digital representation), with a focus on developing media-based strategies suited for analytic and design-generative purposes. He has published his research nationally and internationally and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing.

Eliza Earle Ferguson is associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Gender and Justice: Violence, Intimacy, and Community in Fin-de-Siècle Paris (2010) and has published articles in the Journal of Social History, Journal of Family History, Journal of Women’s History, and Journal of Urban History. Her current project is on working-class girls and sexuality in the Belle Epoque.

Rebecca Ginsburg is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses in landscape and architectural history. She is author of At Home with Apartheid: The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg. Her current research interests include carcerial landscapes of the Atlantic slave trade.

John Hankey is a historian and curator who works primarily in the field of transportation heritage and historic preservation. He has three decades of engagement with Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Jason Alexander Hayter is a city planner, free-lance writer, and doctoral candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. His research explores how culture, design, and policy shape the interactions between the built and natural environments. His writings on landscape, politics, and urban design have been published in the Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, Places, and the Berkeley Planning Journal, as well as in other publications.

Barbara J. Heath is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her PhD in American civilization with a specialization in historical archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at Monticello from 1988–1991 and from 1992–2006 directed the department of archaeology and landscapes at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Her interests include the social and material dimensions of New World plantations, African American landscapes and material culture, and the growth and development of Jefferson’s plantation communities.

Alison K. Hoagland is professor emerita at Michigan Technological University, where she taught history and historic preservation for fifteen years. Her most recent book is Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan’s Copper Country (Minnesota, 2010). She chairs the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission and is a past president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Carl Lounsbury is senior architectural historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and adjunct associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary. He is a founding board member of the Vernacular Architecture Forum [End Page 123] and past president. He has been a member of the English Vernacular Architecture Group since 1976. His most recent publication is Essays in Early American Architecture: A View from the Chesapeake.

Sara McDowell is a lecturer in human geography at the University of Ulster. Her research interests include the geography of conflict and commemoration. She has published in Cultural Geographies, Gender, Place and Culture, and Memory Studies.

Stephen E. Nepa is a PhD candidate and an adjunct professor of history and American studies at Temple University. He has also taught history at Bryn Mawr College, Rutgers University, and Rowan University. He is a contributing author to America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-friendly Practices in the United States (forthcoming).

Tijen Roshko is currently assistant professor in the Department of Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. Roshko has earned both a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is researching the vernacular architecture of Cambodia and the Islamic architecture of the Canadian prairies. Her teaching philosophy centers on the implementation of new methodologies and techniques, particularly in the areas of biodesign and intelligent materials.

Ryan K. Smith holds a PhD in American civilization from the University of Delaware. A Florida native, he is currently an associate professor of history at...


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