Erica Morawski

Postdoctoral Fellow

Erica Morawski

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2017
Thursday, 1:15-–3 p.m.

Or by appointment.

Hillyer Hall 112

413-585-3335

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Tulane University

Biography

Erica Morawski teaches courses on architectural and design history, and her specialty lies in the architecture of the Americas in the modern period. Her research focuses on the intersection of architecture, foreign relations and local identity from a transnational perspective. Her book project examines hotel design in the Spanish Caribbean, from interior furnishings and artworks to their place in the larger urban environment, to illuminate a multidirectional flow of influence across the Americas and beyond, and to argue for the central role of Spanish Caribbean hotels in developing a modern global typology. She has a forthcoming essay on Puerto Rican and Cuban hotel interiors in a publication on the politics of furniture in the post-WWII period (Routledge, 2016).