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Vyta Pivo

Michigan Society of Fellows fellow in architecture

Vyta Pivo is a postdoctoral scholar and assistant professor specializing in architectural and urban history, environmental studies, and the U.S. in global context. Her current project, The Gospel of Concrete: American Infrastructure and Global Power, documents the global ambitions of the U.S. cement and concrete industries along with the environmental and social consequences of their unfettered expansion. This research has been supported with fellowships and grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Hagley Library and Museum, and GWU. The National Academies of Sciences recognized her research on concrete during World War I with its 2018 grand prize for research. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Architectural Education, and a host of popular outlets, including Psyche/Aeon, Humanities, PLATFORM, Metropole, Gotham, and SAH Archipedia. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the George Washington University, an MA in architectural history from University College London, and a BA in studio arts/architecture from Wesleyan University.