(left to right: Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz and Pedro Ignacio Alonso)
Meet the Princeton-Mellon Fellows
5:00pm / Friday, September 25
School of Architecture, North Gallery
Help us welcome our incoming cohort of Princeton-Mellon Fellows with a happy hour reception. Learn about their research and possible opportunities for collaboration during their tenure.
This program is open to the University community.
Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz | Distinguished Princeton-Mellon Fellow
Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz (link is external) will be joining the Princeton-Mellon Initiative from the University of New Mexico as a Distinguished Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. A social and cultural historian, Sandoval-Strausz’s first book, Hotel: An American History won several awards and placed him at the nexus of scholars working on culture and the built environment. His recent article, "Latino Landscapes: Postwar Cities and the Transnational Origins of a New Urban America,” is the first stage of a larger project that re-frames postwar American urban history around a transnational cities framework. Sandoval-Strausz will continue to pursue this research agenda while in residence at the Princeton Mellon Initiative.
Pedro Ignacio Alonso | Princeton Mellon Fellow
For the full 2015-16 academic year, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative welcomes Chilean architect and scholar Pedro Ignacio Alonso (link is external). Currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile, Alonso’s projects and scholarly works have won numerous awards including an ongoing research project titled, "Earthbound Visions: Received Cultures of Latin American Sky Observation,” which investigates the installation of NASA satellite tracking stations and Soviet telescopes in Latin American between 1955 and 1975. As a Princeton-Mellon Fellow, Alonso will engage in further research on architectural and technological exchanges between the U.S., Latin America and the Soviet Union during the Space Race era.