Carla Yanni

Professor of Architectural History, Art History Department
Rutgers University

Carla Yanni is a professor of architectural history in the Art History Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is the author of three monographs, including Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). In 2019, she was honored with the Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award from Rutgers, a university-wide recognition for professors who creatively introduce their scholarship into the undergraduate classroom. Her second book, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, was named a 2007 “Book of Critical Interest” by the journal Critical Inquiry. Yanni was the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Johns Hopkins University Press published her first book, Nature’s Museums: Victorian Science and the Architecture of Display. She has served on the boards of directions of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and the Society of Architectural Historians.