S. N. JOHNSON-ROEHR

 

 

P.O. Box 1603

Bloomington, IN 47402

(812) 360-4896

snjr@snjr.net

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 2011

Dissertation: “The Spatialization of Knowledge and Power at the Astronomical Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743 CE,” Advisor: Panayiota I. Pyla

Major Field: South Asian Architecture and Theory

Minor Field: Cultural Heritage Management

M.A. History, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

M.A. Art History, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

B.A. Art History, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

B.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

“Centering the Chārbāgh: The Mughal Garden as Design Module for the Jaipur City Plan,” Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians 17, no. 2 (March 2013): 28-47.
(2014 Founders' JSAH Article Award)

“The Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” International Journal of Heritage Studies 14, no. 6 (2008): 506-23.

 

Contributed Chapters and Essays

“Case Study: Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” in Handbook of Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy, ed., Clive Ruggles (Heidelberg: Springer), forthcoming 2014.

 

“City Planning in India,” in Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, ed., Helaine Selin (Heidelberg: Springer), forthcoming.

 

Book Reviews

“Meditation on Mughal Monuments, Review of Santhi Kavuri-Bauer’s Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture,” H-Asia Reviews.

Commodification and Spectacle in Architecture,” PAST 32 (2009): 137-140.

“The Middle Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia 1876-1926,” Material Culture 39, no. 2 (2007): 79-82.

“William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier,” Annals of Wyoming 72, no. 2 (2000): 40-1.

“Thomas Moran: The Field Sketches, 1856-1923,” Annals of Wyoming 69, no. 3 (1997): 45.

 

INVITED LECTURES

“Jaipur: The Spectacle of City Planning,” Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History, Penn State University, October 2013

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The ‘Imperial Aesthetic’ in the Early Modern Rajput Pleasure Garden,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 2014

“Local Practice vs. Global Policy: Cultural Heritage Management in India,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York, April 2013

“Changing Directions at the Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2011

“John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis:  The Mapping of Imperial Subjectivity at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1675-1729,” UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Conference “Spaces of the ‘Self’ in Early Modern Culture: Sites of Exteriority,” Los Angeles, California, December 2007

“Marking Mughal Time: Power and Politics at the Delhi Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2007

Jantar Mantar: The Disappearing Observatories of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,” 36th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2007

“Vāstu Vidyā: Vedic Architectural Theory in Postmodern India,” Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians Annual Student Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2006

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ACLS New Faculty Fellow, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 2013-14. Undergraduate colloquium “History of the Modern South Asian City” (Fall 2013); Undergraduate seminar “Spaces of Science” (Spring 2014); Undergraduate “Survey of Modern South Asian Architecture” (Spring 2014).

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. Undergraduate seminar “Urban Asia: Building the Modern City” (Spring 2013).

Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2011-present. Undergraduate lecture “Twentieth-Century Architecture” (Fall 2011); Post-Graduate seminar “Indian Urban: History of South Asian Cities” (Fall 2011); Undergraduate lecture “Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (Spring 2012); Post-Graduate seminar “Architecture & Science” (Spring 2012).

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Design Technology, Ivy Tech State College, Bloomington, 2002-2003. CAD Fundamentals, Architectural Design I, Construction Materials and Specifications, and Computer Fundamentals for Technology.

Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2006-2007. Survey of Western Architecture.

 

SERVICE

Society of Architectural Historians Membership and Diversity Committee, 2013

Field Editor, South Asian Studies, Dissertations Reviews, 2013-14

Guest Curator, “Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from the Collections of the Kinsey Institute,” Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Art Gallery, January 18-April 5, 2013

Judge, National Society of Arts and Letters Emerging Artists Competition, Bloomington, Indiana Chapter, 2010

 

EXTERNAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

ACLS New Faculty Fellowship, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 2013-2015

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2012-13

Social Science Research Council IDRF Book Fellowship, 2011-2012

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2008-2009

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2008-2009

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Summer 2007, AY 2007-2008

Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, 2006

 

UNIVERSITY AWARDS AND INTERNAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS

Scott Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, 2010-2011

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2010

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Fine Arts, 2009-2010

Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Illinois, 2008

Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Scholarship Award, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 2008

Natalie Alpert Prize, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, for paper “Marking Time: Power and Politics at the Astronomical Observatory of Sawai Jai Singh II, 1721-1743,” 2007

Girdhari Tikku Memorial Prize, Center for South Asian and  Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois, for paper “Archaeological Survey of India and Communal Violence in Post-Independence India,” 2007

Alan K. and Leonarda F. Laing Memorial Fellowship in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, 2005-2007

 

LANGUAGES

Hindi and Russian: advanced proficiency

Urdu, German, and French: intermediate proficiency

Italian, Korean, Persian, and Portuguese:  reading knowledge

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Architectural Historians

College Art Association

Rajasthani Studies Group

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Design Assistant, Office of Louis Joyner, Architect, Columbus, Indiana, 2004-2005. Duties included design and drafting for residential, commercial, medical and community projects; writing and editing project manuals; photo and written documentation for historic preservation projects, researching compliance with state preservation regulation; communication with contractors and clients.

Editing Assistant, University of Illinois, 2006. Provided editing/proofreading services for edited collection (Panayiota Pyla, ed., Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).

Research Assistant, University of Oregon, 1993-1994; 1997. Research, translation, editing, and proofreading assistance for two monographs (Esther Jacobson Tepfer, The Art of the Scythians: The Interpenetration of Cultures at the Edge of the Hellenic World, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995; Judith Raiskin, Wide Sargasso Sea, Norton Critical Edition, New York: Norton, 1999).


 

REFERENCES

Antoinette Burton, Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, Department of History, University of Illinois, 810 S. Wright Street, MC-466, Urbana, Illinois 61801. E-mail: aburton@illinois.edu. Phone: (217) 244-2075

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, 101 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Drive, MC-620, Champaign, Illinois, 61820. E-mail: dfr1@illinois.edu. Phone: (217) 333-9279

Panayiota Pyla, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, P.O. Box 20537, Nicosia, 1678, Cyprus. E-mail: pyla@ucy.ac.cy. Phone: +357 22892963

James Delbourgo, Associate Professor, History of Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 111 Van Dyck Hall, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901. E-mail: jdelbourgo@history.rutgers.edu. Phone: (848) 932-8548     

Paul Kapp, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, History and Preservation, 117 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Drive, MC-621, Champaign, Illinois 61820. E-mail: phkapp@illinois.edu. Phone: (217) 333-1330

Dan Ehnbom, Associate Professor, South Asian Art, McIntire Department of Art
315 Fayerweather Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904. E-mail: dje6r@virginia.edu. Phone: (434) 924-6130