Patricia A. Morton is associate professor in the Department of the History of Art at University of California Riverside.
She is the author of Hybrid Modernities: Architecture and Representation at the 1931 International Colonial Exposition in Paris (MIT Press, 2000; Japanese edition, Brücke, 2002). She received grants and fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, the Fulbright Program, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among other institutions. She has lectured and published widely on architectural history and race, gender and identity. Her article, “National and Colonial: The Musée des Colonies for the 1931 Colonial Exposition in Paris,” Art Bulletin (June 1998), is the second-most cited article in the journal.
Her current book project, Paying for the Public Life, focuses on work by architect Charles W. Moore and his contemporaries, and examines how architects negotiated the contested postwar public realm and created new forms of architecture and urbanism responsive to contemporary social conditions. She is past editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and Vice President-elect of the Society of Architectural Historians.