Mireille Roddier

Professional Title

Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Planning

Department(s)

Architecture

About

Mireille Roddier is an associate professor of architecture in the architecture program, where she teaches in both the design and history/theory curriculum. Her research focuses on urban representation through the lens of class and gender. Since exploring working-class women's architectural typologies in Lavoirs: Washhouses of Rural France (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003), she has studied the traces of modernization and its discontent onto the contemporary city, with a heavy focus on Paris and Detroit. Borrowing criticism developed in other fields (theatre, film, photography, ethnography), and informed by interdisciplinary fellowships (Institute for the Humanities, Institute for Critical Social Inquiry), her work currently centers on the relationship between urban narratives, the production of the public realm, belonging and appropriation. 

Research Interests

activism
art
humanities
LGBTQ
mixed methods
qualitative research
race
representation
urbanism