Maria C. Taylor

Maria C. Taylor is a historian of urban and landscape design, professionally trained in landscape architecture, with an interdisciplinary area studies background on Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia. Her research focuses on industrial cityscapes, particularly in Soviet Siberia. She currently holds the “Emerging Educator in Design” position in landscape architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she teaches landscape and urban environmental history. Taylor earned her PhD from the University of Michigan in architecture (history/theory) in 2019, where her dissertation was selected for the 2019 Distinguished Dissertation in Architecture award. She was a Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) fellow in 2012 in Ecological History, and an International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) recipient in 2014.

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