Emily C. Morash



Contact Emily C. Morash
Email: emorash@conncoll.edu
Mailbox: 5206
Office: 208 Cummings Arts Center
Phone: (860) 439-5082
Fax: (860) 439-5339

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Visiting Instructor in Art History

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

Education
B.A., Smith College, M. Arch. Hist., University of Virginia, Ph.D., Brown University (ABD)

Specializations
Modern architecture
Contemporary architecture
Italian modern architecture and design
Architecture and media

Emily Morash, visiting instructor of art history, Connecticut College Emily Morash offers courses that illustrate how social, political and cultural events shape the built environment.

She teaches a range of courses, including the introductory survey (Architecture, 1400-Present), 20th-Century Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, and American Architecture. Her seminars (Politics and Modern Architecture, The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, Le Corbusier) engage with other disciplines including visual studies, film studies, gender and women studies, literature, history and politics to show how buildings and architects operated in complex networks of culture, society and knowledge.

Her research focuses on the dialogue between local traditions and the international dissemination of modernist ideologies, approaches and technologies in Italy.

Her dissertation examines how Italian architectural practice and popular media developed new images of domestic living during the turbulent 1940s through an examination of the architecture and design magazine Lo stile nella casa e nell’arredamento (Style in the Home and Interior Furnishings).

In this research, she highlights a vibrant and active architectural culture that persevered through the incredibly difficult realities of the Second World War and offered solutions to a growing housing crisis that were by and large unheeded in the postwar period with the outside influence of the Marshall Plan. In an increasingly global society and one in which natural and manmade disasters are becoming ever more present, her work provides a historical case study that illustrates the need for local and indigenous design solutions to the problems of reconstruction.

Majoring in Art History.