Taubman College

Faculty Directory

  • Andrew Herscher
  • Associate Professor of Architecture
  • Joint appointment with Slavic Languages
  • Office: 3126
  • herscher@umich.edu
  • CV

Teaching Areas:

  • Design
  • Theory/Criticism
  • Architectural History

Andrew Herscher received his PhD from Harvard University in 2002. His work explores the architectural and urban media of political violence, cultural memory, collective identity, and human rights. He has been particularly involved in the Balkans, where he has worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as an investigator and expert witness on the war-time destruction of cultural heritage; directed the Department of Culture of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo; and co-founded and co-directed the NGO, Kosovo Cultural Heritage Project. His scholarly work has appeared in such publications as Architectural History, Assemblage, Future Anterior, Grey Room, Harvard Design Magazine, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Oxford Art Journal, Public Culture, and Theory and Event. His book, Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict, was published by Stanford University Press in 2010 in the series "Cultural Memory in the Present" and his book The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit was published in 2012 by the University of Michigan Press. At the University of Michigan, he is jointly appointed to the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Art History. From 2005 to 2009, he also coordinated the Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar on Human Rights.

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