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Michael Moynihan

Michael Moynihan

Michael Moynihan

Part-Time Instructor

CONTACT

Art and Music Histories
308 I Bowne Hall
Email: mpmoynih@syr.edu
Office: 315.443.4184

Biographic Overview

Michael Moynihan's research focuses on the global history of housing during the cold war/development era and broader questions about politics, technology, and expertise in architectural practice. His current research project, "Aggregative Expertise: A Global History of Housing, Information Science, and the Deprofessionalization of the Architect, 1973-1982," demonstrates through archival research that expertise related to housing shifted in the 1970s from professional architects to aggregate experts working in entrepreneurial/consultancy groups, governmental research institutions, and international development aid agencies. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University in the History of Architecture and Urban Development. Prior to Cornell University, Moynihan received a master's degree from University College London and a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado–Boulder.