Dianne Harris

Dianne Harris is Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also a faculty member teaching architectural and urban/suburban history. She is the author of many publications including Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), and editor of Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). Harris’s scholarship is particularly well-known for its contributions to the study of “race and space.” She is a past-president for the Society of Architectural Historians, and she is currently the Principal Investigator for several large grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, including a consortium of 15 humanities centers and institutes called “Humanities Without Walls.”