Concordia University

Rebecca Lemire

Rachel Harris

PhD Student - Art History

Thesis Title



Dr. Nicola Pezolet

Research Interests
  • Modernist Architecture
  • Indigenous Architecture
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Design Theory
  • Organic Design
  • Decolonizing Methodologies
  • Historiography
  • "Synthesis of the Arts"




Rebecca's research investigates the role of Indigenous design work within the development of American architectural modernism, with a particular focus on the states of California and Arizona in the interwar period. She holds previous degrees from the University of Toronto, and prior to beginning her doctoral work held positions at Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. In addition to her research work, she curates and writes exhibition texts, and has produced work for several galleries and institutions. Her work on Douglas Cardinal received the Martin Eli Weil National essay prize and can be found in the journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC). Rebecca’s PhD research is funded by a SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and she has also received fellowships from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Concordia University, and The University of Toronto.

Teaching – Undergraduate Courses
  • ARTH 367 Modernist Architecture in North America
  • ARTH 371 Studies in Canadian Architecture

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