Carla Cesare, Ph.D

Carla Jeanne Cesare, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Art History, Affilliate of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Professional Summary

Carla Cesare is a design historian whose focus is on design and identity as understood through everyday design practices. Her primary research era is the interwar period. She has an interest in the relationship of boundaries between space, body and material, particular relating to domesticity and femininity. Current projects include research on how women in design were networked through research, making and marketing in the 1920s and 30s; pedagogical methodologies for teaching history and theory to studio-based students; and a chapter in the upcoming Interior Urbanism Reader(Routledge) on the evolution of coffee shops, their history, forms, place-making and practices. Her doctorate in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture is from Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and her MA in the History of Design is from Parsons School of Design, NYC.

Research Support

Grant: #URC AHSS Faculty Research stipend FY18 Investigators:Cesare, Carla 05-01-2018 -05-31-2018 UC's University Research Council URC AHSS Faculty Research stipend FY18 Role:PI $16,275.00 Active Level:Internal UC