S.E. Eisterer

2020-2021 Princeton Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities

S.E. Eisterer was an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania and an affiliated faculty member in the program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the time of their fellowship. Before joining the Weitzman School of Design Eisterer was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Eisterer is currently an Assistant Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture.

Eisterer is interested in discourse on collectivity, dissent, and difference in architecture. Their scholarly work centers on modern architecture and urban culture in Austria, Germany, and the United States with a focus on spatial histories of dissidence and resistance art, labor theory and environmental history, as well as intersectional feminism and gender studies. As a fellow at Princeton, Eisterer worked on two book projects: the interdisciplinary history and translation project Memories of the Resistance: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and the Architecture of Collective Dissidence, 1918–1989 and the monograph Housing Cooperative: Politics and Architecture in Vienna, 1904–1934.

Eisterer holds an M.Arch. from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in History of Architecture and Urbanism. Eisterer fellowship was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.