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

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH Zürich, Rebecca Choi explores intersections of architectural agency, power, and labor practices through Black material production. 

Charting the racialization of politics, culture, and representation within architectural forms and urban spaces, her book project Black Architectures examines architecture’s relationship to the changing landscape of American race relations between 1940—1970. Paying close attention to how anti-racist protests, boycotts, sit-ins, and insurrections related to civil rights and Black Power movements impacted the field of architecture, she brings underexamined Black architectural producers to the surface of 20th century history. A second project considers Black women who recuperate swamplands as non-binary sites of survival across the Black Atlantic. This work appears in the forthcoming Architecture of the African Diaspora in/of the UnitedStates, a collaborative book funded by the National Endowment for theHumanities.  

Rebecca holds a PhD in architectural history and theory as well as a Master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California Los Angeles. She has been published in the Avery Review, Ardeth, Harvard Design Magazine, and PlacesJournal.