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Charles Davis

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Assistant Professor of Architecture History
Charlotte, NC
Charles Davis is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Arch from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His scholarship investigates the hitorical integrations of race and style theory in modern architecture. His forthcoming monograph, “Building Character: the Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style” surveys the influence of racial discourses on architectural movements in France, Germany and the United States. This research has been supported by a publication grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Research in the Fine Arts and a library grant from the Canadian Center of Architecture. His scholarly essays have examined the critical role of race theory in the work of French architect Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and the aesethetic philosophy of Immaluel Kant. He is co-editor of Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences (Routledge), a volume of 15 case studies that limn the affect of diversity on contemporary and historical design practices. You can also find his speculations on race in contemporary design and culture in the blog 'Race and Architecture'.