Andrew HerscherProfessor of Architecture
Joint appointment with Slavic Languages
Andrew Herscher’s work endeavors to bring the study of architecture and cities to bear on struggles for rights, democracy, and justice across a range of global sites. In his scholarship he explores the architecture of political violence, migration and displacement, and self-determination and resistance. His books include Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2010), The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit (University of Michigan Press, 2012), Displacements: Architecture and Refugee (Sternberg Press, 2017), Spatial Violence (Routledge, 2016), co-edited with Anooradha Iyer Siddqi, and The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), co-authored with Daniel Bertrand Monk. He has also co-founded a series of militant research collaboratives including the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective, Detroit Resists, and the Settler Colonial City Project.
Herscher holds joint appointments as professor of Slavic languages and literatures and professor of history of art in U-M’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He also co-directs the Rackham Interdisciplinary Faculty/Graduate Workshop, "Decolonizing Pedagogies."
Herscher has a PhD in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning from Harvard University, a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Yale University.