University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Ocean Howell

Ocean Howell

Ocean Howell

Associate Professor of History and Architectural History

Chapman Hall 101E
Phone: 541-346-8095
University of California, Ph.D., 2009

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Howell earned his Ph.D. in architectural and urban history from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. His research focuses on how the built environment both reflected and shaped social experience in the twentieth-century United States, with a particular interest in questions of urban planning and ethnicity. He is the author of Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco (University of Chicago Press, 2015). He has also published articles and catalog chapters on the spatial politics of youth culture. Prof. Howell’s appointment is in the Robert D. Clark Honors College and in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

Selected Courses Taught

ARH 4|507 West Coast Urbanism