Emily C. Morash

Interim Associate Dean of the College and Dean of First-Year Students

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

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


Modern architecture

Contemporary architecture

Italian modern architecture and design

Architecture and media

Emily Morash was appointed Interim Dean of the College and Dean of First-Year Students in 2016. She and her staff facilitate the First-Year Seminar program and train student advisers (SAs) who work with first-year students as part of the Team Advising program. With the Office of Student Life, they also organize and run orientation.

Emily Morash, visiting instructor of art history, Connecticut College

Since joining Connecticut College in 2012, Morash has taught a range of courses that illustrate how social, political and cultural events shape the built environment, ranging from the Arts and Crafts movement to contemporary architecture to public housing in America. She has worked with the First-Year Seminar Steering Committee, First-Year Seminar Pilot Programs and working groups to develop the first-year seminar component of Connections, and, in 2015-16, she offered a new ConnCourse, “Building Culture,” an interdisciplinary survey of the history of architecture.

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. 

Contact Emily C. Morash

Mailing Address

Emily C. Morash
Connecticut College
Box #Office of the Dean of First-Year Students
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


Fanning Hall 206