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Mellon Fellows and Senior Practitioners

The Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks offers semester-long fellowships to academics and designers, with additional opportunities for field research funding, and shorter-term invitational residencies for senior practitioners.

Mellon Fellow, Spring 2019

Sheila Crane

“Inventing Informality”

Spring 2019

Mellon Fellow, Spring 2019

Sara Zewde

“Cotton Kingdom, Now”

Spring 2019

Toru Mitani

Toru Mitani

“Garden and Forest in Urban Space”

Fall 2018

Sahar Hosseini

Sahar Hosseini

“The Zayandehrud River Speaks: Reading the Riverine Landscapes of Seventeenth-Century Isfahan”

Fall 2018

Sarah Klassen

Sarah Klassen

“Agro-Urban Environments and Implications for Resilience in Medieval Cambodia”

Fall 2018

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Laurie Olin

“The Problem of Nature and Aesthetics in Planting Design”

Spring 2018

Jake Boswell

Jake Boswell

“Urban Space and Climate in the Progressive-Era American City”

Spring 2018

John King

John King

“New Forms of Urban Public Space and the Publics They Serve”

Spring 2018

Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor

“Between Town and Country: The Soviet City-Landscape Nexus in Global Perspective”

Spring 2018

Basak Durgun

Basak Durgun

“The Cultural Politics of Urban Green Spaces: The Production and Reorganization of Istanbul’s Parks and Gardens”

Fall 2017

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Udo Weilacher

“Between Land Art and Landscape Architecture”

Spring 2017

Sara Jensen Carr

Sara Jensen Carr

“The Topography of Wellness: Health and the American Urban Landscape”

Spring 2017

Peter Ekman

Peter Ekman

“Suburbs of Last Resort: Landscape, Life, and Ruin on the Edges of San Francisco Bay”

Spring 2017

Burak Erdim

Burak Erdim

“The Academy and the State: Situating Land Economics and Development Planning in the Cold War Middle East”

Fall 2016

Megan Asaka

Megan Asaka

“The Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape”

Fall 2016

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Gary Hilderbrand

“Transforming Campus Paradigms: Two Olmsted Brothers Cases”

Spring 2016

Apla Nawre

Alpa Nawre

“Adaptive Land-Water Edges in Indian Cities”

Spring 2016

Kara Schlichting

Kara Schlichting

“The Nature of Urban Coastal Resiliency: Twentieth-Century Governance, Environmental Management, and Design”

Spring 2016

Christina Milos

Christina Milos

“Anticipatory Urbanization Strategies for In Situ Oil Sands Extraction in Nigeria”

Fall 2015

David Wooden

David Wooden

“Washington’s Sewer History: Ideological, Technological, and Environmental Evolution”

Fall 2015

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Anthony Wain

“Searching for Common Ground in the Gardens of the Past: Transition and Transfiguration in the Post-Colonial Landscapes of Africa and Asia”

Spring 2015

Jeanne Haffner

Jeanne Haffner

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies

2015–2017