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Rebecca Ginsburg

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Architectural History, University of California at Berkeley, 2001
  • J.D., Law, University of Michigan Law School, 1987
  • B.A., English, Loyola Marymount University, 1984

Key Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, EPOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-present
  • Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-present
  • Director, Education Justice Project, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-present
  • Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2011

Activities & Honors

  • Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, Vernacular Architecture Forum, 2012-2012
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, Office of the Chancellor, 2009-2009
  • John Lee Johnson Excellence in Community Engagement and Activiism, African American Studies & Research Program, 2009-2009
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, College of Fine and Applied Arts, 2008-2009

Research Statement

Rebecca Ginsburg directs the Education Justice Project, which provides educational programs to men incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center, a men's state prison about thirty-five miles from campus. Within the College of Education she teaches a course on Education and Social Justice. Her current research interests include prison education, historical carceral landscapes, and the Atlantic slave trade.

Grants

  • Principal Investigator, Model Prison Humanities Computer Project, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012-2014

Select Publications

  • Ginsburg, R. (2012). “‘Knowing that We Are Making a Difference’: A Case for Critical Prison Programming” in The Beautiful Prison, special edition of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (forthcoming 2012). .
  • Foster, J., Ginsburg, R. (2011). Washed with Sun: Landscape and the Making of White South Africa. Buildings and Landscapes.
  • Ginsburg, R. (2011). At home with apartheid: The hidden landscapes of domestic service in Johannesburg. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA.
  • Elllis, C., Ginsburg, R. (2010). Cabin, quarter, plantation: Architecture and landscapes of North American slavery. Yale University Press: New Haven.
  • Ginsburg, R. (2010). Escaping through a black landscape. Cabin, quarter, plantation: Architecture and landscapes of North American slavery. Yale University Press: New Haven.
  • Ginsburg, R. (2009). Review of Mrs. Woolf and the servants: The hidden heat of domestic service. The Journal of Women's History.
  • Ginsburg, R. (2008). The view from the back step: Black and white children learn about race in Johannesburg's suburban homes. In M. Gutman and N. de Coninck-Smith (Eds.), Designing Modern Childhoods: History, space, and t. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Ginsburg, R. (2007). The fugitive slave landscape. Landscape Journal, 26(1), 36-44.

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