Shelley Hornstein is Senior Scholar and Emerita Professor of Architectural History & Visual Culture at York University, Toronto, Canada. Themes she explores are located at the intersection of memory and place in architectural and urban sites, cosmopolitanism, nationhood and how architectural photography structures a conversation about place, citizenship and human rights. Her newest book will be released in November 2020: Architectural Tourism: Site-Seeing, Itineraries, Cultural Heritage (Lund Humphries). Hornstein is the recipient of the Walter L. Gordon Fellowship, Canadian and International research awards, and is on the advisory boards for several academic journals. She holds the inaugural eLearning Award for the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, 2014. Her other books include: Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place, (Ashgate, 2011), Capital Culture: A Reader on Modernist Legacies, State Institutions, and the Value(s) of Art (McGill-Queens, 2000), Image and Remembrance: Representation and the Holocaust (Indiana, 2002), and Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust (NY, 2003)
Professor Hornstein has taught at York University since 1985. Her courses include Memory and Place, Paris as Modernist Dream, The Celluloid City, No Place like Home, and The Metropolis Revisited. She is a member of York’s graduate programs in Art History, Culture and Communications, and Social and Political Thought. She has served as associate dean, co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research, and twice as Chair of Department of Fine Arts, Atkinson College.
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