Christina Crawford

“I won the Sudler Prize for a contemporary station design for and historical thesis about the Moscow Metro, a two-part project that bridged my two majors (Architecture and Russian & East European Studies). The Sudler Prize was high-level validation for pursuing those disparate interests in tandem. After serving as a Vice Consul in the US Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, I went to architecture school, practiced as a licensed architect for nearly a decade, and then returned to Harvard for a PhD in architectural history on early Soviet architecture and planning. I’m now an architectural history professor at Emory University. My first book, Spatial Revolution: Architecture and Planning in the Early Soviet Union (Cornell UP, 2022), is about the same chronology and geography that I focused on for the Sudler Prize project. The Sudler Prize confirmed early in my career that much is to be gained from marrying creative and scholarly work in unexpected ways.”

Christina Crawford, Timothy Dwight College 1995