Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Carol McMichael Reese

Professor - Architecture

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Trinity University, Psychology, 1970
  • M.A., University of Texas, Art History, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Art History, 1992
Academic Experience
  • Christovich Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2002-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1999-2002
  • Lecturer, University of California-Los Angeles, 1997-98
  • Lecturer, Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1995-97
  • Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of California at San Diego, 1993

Research & Teaching Specializations: Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Architecture, Urban Studies, Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas, 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries

Related Experience
  • Principal Investigator, 2002 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, “Ecology, Community Planning, and Social Challenges in Panamá,” 2002
  • Consulting Curator, “Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir,” Buenos Aires and Washington, D.C., 1999; New York, 2000
  • Director, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L.A. Schindler House, West Hollywood, 1996-1998
  • Consultant, J. Paul Getty Trust, Inaugural Architecture Exhibition, 1994-1995
  • Project Director, Disney Hall Documentation Project: A Record of the Design Process in the Office of Frank O. Gehry and Associates, The Getty Center for the * History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, California, 1989-1994
  • Finalist, Campus Compact‘€™s national Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, 2009
  • Distinguished Newcomb Fellow, Newcomb Institute, Tulane University, 2009
  • Recipient, Women of Excellence Award, Louisiana Legislative Women‘€™s Caucus, ‘€œVolunteerism and Civic Involvement,‘€ 2009
  • Visiting Fellow, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University, 2005
  • Summer Research Grant, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2005
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
Overseas Experience
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2014. New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning. With co-editors Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot. London and New York: Verso.
  • 2013. El Canal de Panamá y su legado arquitectónico (1905-1920), The Panama Canal and its Architectural Legacy (1905 -1920). With co-author Thomas F. Reese. Panamá: Fundación Ciudad del Saber.
  • 2004. “Nationalism, Progress, and Modernity in the Architectural Culture of Mexico City c. 1900.” In La amplitud del modernismo y la modernidad, 1861-1920. Vol 2: Hacia otra historia del arte en México. Stacie G. Widdifield, ed. Mexico City: CONACULTA and CURARE. 175-219.
  • 2002. “Urbio + Gehry in Panama’s New Canal Zone: Architecture, Economic Development, and Cultural Heritage Tourism.” AULA, Architecture and Urbanism in Latin America. 2: 68-76.
  • 2002. “The Urban Development of Mexico City, 1850-1930.‘€ In Planning Latin America’s Capital Cities, 1850-1950. Arturo Almandoz, ed. London: Routledge, 139-169.
  • 1999. “Centennial Euphoria and the Future of the Metropolis, Celebrations and Exhibitions.” With Thomas F. Reese. In Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir. Margarita Gutman, ed. Buenos Aires: Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Consejo del Plano Urbano Ambiental, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. 320-341.
  • 1998. “Richard Meier’s New Getty Center in Los Angeles.” With Thomas F. Reese. a + u Architecture and Urbanism. 1: 6-8.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: RBST-3010-01: The City I, AHST-6910-01: Latin American Cities

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2