Professor of Architecture and Professor of American Studies
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Arch., Harvard University
Ms. Hayden is the past president of the Urban History Association and the author of several award-winning books about American landscapes and the politics of the built environment, most recently A Field Guide to Sprawl (Norton, 2004) and Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820–2000 (Pantheon Books, 2003, Vintage, 2004). Her book The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History (MIT Press, 1995) explores urban memory in ethnic communities in downtown Los Angeles. Gender and space are the subjects of The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities (MIT Press, 1981) and Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing, Work, and Family Life (Norton, 1985; revised and expanded, 2002). A former Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEH, NEA, and ACLS/Ford fellow, Ms. Hayden has taught at MIT, UC Berkeley, and UCLA as well as Yale. In 2006–7 she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where in 2009 she co-led “Researching the Built Environment: Spatial Methods and Public Practices.” Ms. Hayden is also a widely published poet whose work has appeared in The Yale Review, Southwest Review, The American Scholar, and The Best American Poetry 2009. In 2012 she was a poetry fellow at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.