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Despina Stratigakos

Department of Architecture



Despina Stratigakos

126D Hayes Hall

(716) 829-5893



Despina Stratigakos is a historian and writer interested in the intersections of architecture and power. 

Her latest book, Hitler at Home (Yale University Press, 2015), investigates the architectural and ideological construction of the Führer’s domesticity. Stratigakos has also published widely on issues of diversity in architecture, including the award-winning A Women’s Berlin: Building the Modern City (University of Minnesota Press, 2008). Her forthcoming book, Where Are the Women Architects?, will be released in spring 2016 by Princeton University Press. Stratigakos has served as a Director of the Society of Architectural Historians, an Advisor of the International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech, a Trustee of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Gender Institute at the University at Buffalo. She also participated on Buffalo’s municipal task force for Diversity in Architecture and was a founding member of the Architecture and Design Academy, an initiative of the Buffalo Public Schools to encourage design literacy and academic excellence. She received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan before joining the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, where she serves as Interim Chair.