American Studies

Alexander Benjamin Craghead American Studies

Alexander Craghead

Office Hours..

FALL 2022

Tuesdays, 10 a.m, to noon on Zoom, appointments required:

Tuesdays, Noon-1:30, drop in, in person, no appointments required
241 Evans
Other times may be available by appointment, please email me.


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 Continuity & Change: The Lure of North American Railroads, (Center for Railroad Photography & Art, 2022), as well as 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).