Dianne Harris

Dianne Harris is Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also a faculty member teaching architectural and urban/suburban history. She is the author of many publications, including Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America, and editor of Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania. Harris’s scholarship is particularly known for its contributions to the study of race and space. She is a past president of the Society of Architectural Historians, and currently the principal investigator for several grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, including a consortium of fifteen humanities centers and institutes called “Humanities Without Walls.”