History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Michelangelo Sabatino

Professor and Interim Dean

College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Michelangelo Sabatino studies intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. After earning his doctorate at the University of Toronto, he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of History of Art + Architecture at Harvard University. Sabatino taught the history of architecture at Yale University and the University of Houston before his appointment to IIT in 2014. He has been a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal, The MacDowell Colony, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum Research Center, and the Wolfsonian at Florida International University. He lectures widely in Europe and the Americas, participates in juries, and serves on a number of editorial boards. Sabatino has served as Visiting Professor at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura (IUAV), Universita degli Studi della Campania, and TU Delft.

His monograph Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (2011) was recognized with multiple awards, including the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies, the Society of Architectural Historians’ Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and the American Association of Italian Studies’ Best Book Award, 20th and 21st Centuries. His newest book, Canada: Modern Architectures in History (2016), is co-authored with Rhodri Windsor Liscombe.

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