Andrew Herscher





Courses •  Research

Dept of Slavic Languages & Literatures • 3006 Modern Languages Building • University of Michigan • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275 • (734) 764-7480

B.A., Yale, 1983.
MArch, Harvard, 1989.
Ph.d, Harvard, 2002.


Typical Winter course:
• Urbicide: Violence Against the City  [flier]  [LSA course guide]

Recent courses include:
• Reconstruction: Architecture after Disaster: Arch 603

Return to top

Andrew Herscher received his PhD from Harvard University in 2002. His work explores the architectural and urban media of political violence, cultural memory, collective identity, and social justice, focusing on modern and contemporary Central and Eastern Europe.  He has been particularly involved in the Balkans, where he has worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as an investigator and expert witness on the war-time destruction of cultural heritage; directed the Department of Culture of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo; and co-founded and co-directed the NGO, Kosovo Cultural Heritage Project, which has carried out the protection and restoration of historic works of architecture in the frame of community and social development programs. His scholarly work has appeared in such publications as Architectural History, Assemblage, Grey Room, Harvard Design Magazine, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and Oxford Art Journal.  At the University of Michigan, he is jointly appointed to the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and, until 2009, the International Institute.


Return to top