Distinguished CUNY Fellow Honor for Gutman

Marta Gutman, an award-winning author and historian in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is the recipient of a new honor: Distinguished CUNY Fellow.  As a Fellow, she takes up a semester-long appointment at the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), a program of the Graduate Center, CUNY, in the fall.

ARC promotes interdisciplinary scholarship among Fellows who are selected for their outstanding published research and scholarship.

At ARC, Gutman will collaborate with scholars researching inequality in all of its manifestations. She’ll also continue work on her new book, Just Space: Architecture, Education, and Civil Rights in Urban America, which will be published by the University of Texas Press in 2020.

Gutman’s first book, “A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850–1950” (The University of Chicago Press, 2014), earned her four prizes including the Spiro Kostof Award from The Society of Architectural Historians.  The prize recognizes interdisciplinary studies of urban history that make the greatest contribution to our understanding of the growth and development of cities.

A City for Children focuses on the ways in which women used and reused  everyday buildings over a hundred year span in Oakland, California, to make the city a better place for children.