Academic Field: 
Art History

Katherine Fischer Taylor is Associate Professor in Art History. She received the Spiro Kostof Book Award for Architecture and Urbanism presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for her book In the Theater of Criminal Justice: The Palais de Justice in Second Empire Paris (1993). Her interests include 19th and 20th century architecture and urbanism, with an emphasis on the reception and social use of buildings. She teaches the history of modern architecture and urban planning, with an emphasis on the social history of buildings.  Her current research deals with the representation of power in post-revolutionary France.