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  • UCLA BA, Design Media Arts
  • UCLA MA, Urban Planning and Design Development
  • UCLA PhD, History of Architecture & Urban Design

Rebecca Choi is an Architectural historian who studies the racialization of politics, culture and representation as they cut through architectural form and urban spaces. Her research examines architecture’s relationship to the changing landscape of American race relations between1940—1970, paying particular attention to how social movements from CivilRights to Black Power and the particular elements that help define those movements—anti-racist protests, boycotts, sit-ins and insurrections—impacted the field of architecture.

Rebecca is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the ETHZürich and teaches as visiting lecturer at the gta Institute. Her courses examine global practices of insurrection, drawing on resources from outside of architecture as a way to encourage the creation of new tools for criticism in the discipline.

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