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Dr. Sarah Rovang

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow

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Sarah Rovang is an architectural historian, curator, and entrepreneur. She is currently the holder of the 2017 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians, and is traveling the world exploring the public history of global industrial heritage (July 2018-June 2019). She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University. Her dissertation interrogated the architectural aspects of cultural and technological modernization carried out by the New Deal’s Rural Electrification Administration between 1939 and 1945. From 2016 to 2018, she lectured at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Research interests include modern architecture, vernacular architecture, rurality, energy technologies, decentralized economies, industrial adaptive reuse, and architecture-related public history.