Sarah Luria

Associate Professor, Department of English

GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place (Routledge, 2011)
"In the past decade, there has been a convergence of transdisciplinary thought characterized by geography’s engagement with the humanities, and the humanities’ integration of place and the tools of geography into its studies. GeoHumanities maps this emerging intellectual terrain with 30 cutting edge contributions from internationally renowned scholars, architects, artists, activists, and scientists…." [back cover]

Read Stanley Fish’s blog on GeoHumanities:

Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C. (U. of New Hampshire Press/Center for the Study of American Places, 2005)
"One of the most lively and engaging books now available about Washington's urban design, architecture and interior spaces... Capital Speculations is the successful fruit of a cross-disciplinary approach to writing about place that draws on everything from literature to politics to paintings and maps... Capital Speculations has the potential to change several of the academic fields in which Luria is conversant." –Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post, April 2, 2006

Watch the Washington Post video about Capital Speculations:

Benjamin Henry Latrobe: America’s First Architect (Public Broadcasting System, 2010)
You can see my interpretation of Latrobe’s powerful architecture in this PBS film: