Jennifer Gaugler, Adjunct Professor, is an architectural historian and university instructor with a background in architectural design. Her research focuses on how ideals of tradition and modernity are expressed in architecture. Her doctoral dissertation explored these themes in the historical and contemporary architecture of Rwanda, where she has twice lived. As a teacher, she strives to bring a global perspective to the classroom by incorporating the architecture and urbanism of postcolonial and developing countries around the world into a dialogue with American and European architecture history. She has practiced architecture and preservation in the U.S. and Rwanda, at firms including Goody Clancy and MASS Design Group. She holds a PhD in architecture history from the University of California, Berkeley; an M. Arch. from Tulane University; and a B.S. in Architecture from MIT.