Carolyn Dean, Professor, and Albert Narath, Assistant Professor, both from UC Santa Cruz’s History of Art and Visual Culture Department (HAVC), were invited by the prestigious Getty Research Institute to join last year’s scholars in residence at the Institute. Professor Dean joined the group of Getty Scholars and Professor Narath was part of the Postdoctoral Fellows group. Their residencies spanned September 2016 through June 2017 at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Professor Dean used her residency to engage in research full-time for an entire year, devoting her time to writing without having to worry about any outside interruptions. The residency gave her the opportunity to lay the groundwork for future publications. Upon receiving the Getty’s invitation Professor Dean noted, “I’m looking forward to being part of what my HAVC colleagues are calling ‘HAVC South’, given that both Albert and I will there.” In 1996, Professor Dean also was awarded a Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship.
“I will use my time at the Getty to finish a book project, tentatively called “Modernism in Mud,” said Professor Narath upon receiving his fellowship. “The book traces the reception of Pueblo building traditions within the practice of architectural history in the 1960s and 70s. In four chapters based on extensive archival research and interviews, I explore the complex and sometimes conflicting ways in which the adobe forms, land practices, and ritual cultures of Pueblo communities were upheld as models for the relationship between architecture and nature.