Sebastian Schmidt Dalzon

Assistant Dean for Academic and Strategic Planning

Sebastian Schmidt Dalzon is an urban and architectural historian focusing on issues of war, race, and memory in the United States, Germany, and Japan in the 20th and 21st centuries. He holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture (MIT), an MSc in Urban Studies (The University of Edinburgh), and a BA in Cultural Studies (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf).

With a guiding interest in global and antihegemonic historiography, Sebastian’s work uses interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the urban environment as a meeting place of ideological, economic, and governmental powers, paying special attention to the social construction of narratives around ethnicity, race, and gender.

As assistant dean for academic and strategic planning, Sebastian oversees curriculum planning, academic technology, institutional research, teaching and learning policies, and special projects.