American Studies

Alexander Benjamin Craghead American Studies

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Drop in meetings available on Tuesdays 11-1 p.m. and Fridays 11-2 p.m.

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Alexander Benjamin Craghead holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He also completed an MS in Architecture at Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Marylhurst University. His research focuses on the intersection of technology, representation, and landscape, and he has written extensively about urban renewal, city planning, transportation technologies and photography. Additionally, he is a curator, photographer, essayist, and public historian whose work has appeared in several regional and national publications, notably Boom: A Journal of California, California History, Railroad Heritage, and The Smart Set. He is co-editor of The Railroad and the Art of Place: An Anthology (Center for Railroad Photography & Art, 2021) and the author of The Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon: The Architectural Legacy of Henry Villard (The History Press, 2016).