Author, Section Editor
California College of the Arts
James focuses on twentieth-century European modernism, particularly in socialist states and with a focus on transcontinental, colonial, and cross-disciplinary encounters. His own research has explored intersections of applied science (psychology, occupational therapy, agronomy, economic geology, the science of work, and environmental management) with architectural thought in Germany, the Soviet Union, the United States, and elsewhere. He is interested in architecture’s discursive forms like publications, exhibitions, and criticism, as well architecture’s expenditure of resources, whether human, material, or energy.