- Liberal Studies
Architecture and Design History B
Diana Ramirez-Jasso is the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Boston Architectural College, where she is also responsible for the curriculum in Liberal Studies and Design History, Theory, and Criticism. Since joining the BAC in 2010, Diana has taught a variety of courses on research methodologies and on the history and theory of design, including the lecture course Contemporary Architecture: Theories, Practices, Debates. Her research interests span the history and theory of interiors, buildings, gardens, and landscapes, particularly as they intersect with discourses stemming from literature, philosophy, pedagogy, and art. Diana's recent work has focused on the perceived relationships between designed spaces and the shaping of human subjectivity through a study of the historical encounters between the architecture, gardens, education, and the history of childhood.
Diana received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning from Harvard University in 2012. She also holds a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning from Harvard University (2006), a Master of Science in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from M.I.T. (2002), and a professional degree in architecture (with honors) from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Mexico (1997). She has received numerous recognitions and awards, including research fellowships from the Harvard Graduate Society and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard, a Merit Citation for the Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, a Special Merit Recognition Award and a Thesis Prize from MIT, and a Fulbright fellowship. Before joining the BAC, Diana taught in the architecture departments at the ITESO in Mexico, MIT, and Harvard.