Joy Knoblauch is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. Her interests span between architectural design, history theory, and design studies. She teaches in the MS in Design Health, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses. As a member of the faculty in the U-M Science, Technology & Society Program, she maintains a particular focus on the way that social science and medical science mediate between architecture, government, and population.
She earned her Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Princeton University School of Architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, a Master of Environmental Design from the Yale University School of Architecture and has worked in architecture offices in Ithaca, New York and San Francisco, California. Previously, she taught History and Theory of Urban Design as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Her work has been published in the new journal Manifest, covering American Architecture and Urbanism, Pidgin, and In Search of the Public: Notes on the Contemporary American City.