Michael Osman teaches courses in the history and theory of modern architecture. His scholarship focuses on the technological, environmental and economic aspects of architectural history in the twentieth century. He has received numerous grants and fellowships including the University of California Humanities Research Fellowship (2011), a National Science Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (2006) and a Fulbright Fellowship (2002). Among his recent published writings are an exploration of Reyner Banham's writings on environmental control in the edited volume Neo-Avant-Garde and Postmodern (Yale University Press, 2010) as well as some thoughts on Hegel's theory of architectural origins in Log 22: The Absurd (Spring/Summer 2011). An essay on the managerial transformation of concrete is forthcoming in Perspecta 45: Agency (2012) and an analysis of nineteenth century cooling technology in Aggregate: Governing by Design (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).
Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, MIT
M.Arch. I, Yale
A.B., University of Chicago
2011 University of California Humanities Research Fellowship
2006 National Science Foundation Doctoral Research Grant