The School welcomes Prof. Alan Dunyo Avorgbedor
The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture is excited to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Professor: Alan Dunyo Avorgbedor.
Alan is a Ghanaian-Jamaican-American architectural historian and critical theorist. His research looks at culturally embodied dwelling practices in natural and built environments in sub-Saharan Africa and across the diaspora. At the School, Alan will offer core courses in architectural history in the undergraduate program and advanced seminars on African technicities and aesthetics for graduate students.
Alan boasts a rich intellectual background. In 2022 he received a Ph.D. from the Fine Arts interdisciplinary program at Concordia University. As part of that work, he was awarded a Doctoral Residency in 2018 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is also a new media artist working with analogue audiovisual instrumentation, film-based photography, and modular synthesis.