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Kelema Lee Moses

Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning

Dr. Moses received a Ph.D. in art history from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015. Prior to her appointment in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego, she held a one-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Occidental College and, subsequently, joined the faculty as an assistant professor of architectural history and urban design. Her research critically engages race, indigeneity, colonialisms, and U.S. empire in the Pacific. Her scholarship has been supported by a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the East-West Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Moses is a dedicated educator. She is a board member of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative and was a three-time nominee for the Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching at Occidental. She will offer courses at UCSD on urban planning history, architectural history, and urban theory. 

  • Ph.D., Art History, Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • M.A., Art History, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • B.A., Art History and American Politics, University of Virginia, 2005