Vittoria Di Palma



Vittoria Di Palma, architectural historian and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, author of »Wasteland, A History« (Yale University Press, 2014)

Vittoria Di Palma is Associate Professor of Architecture and Art History at the University of Southern California.Before joining USC, she taught at Columbia University, Rice University, and the Architectural Association. She has received fellowships from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and The Huntington Library.  She is a co-editor of »Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City« (Routledge: 2009) and the author of »Wasteland, A History« (Yale University Press: 2014), which received five awards including the 2016 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, the 2016 Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Award, and the 2015 Louis Gottschalk Prize. Her current book project focuses on climate, aesthetics, and disease in the early modern period.