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Robert Cowherd, Professor, is an architectural and urban historian and designer focusing on Southeast Asia. His most recent research on Latin America was supported by a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Award. His teaching and research connect long historical trajectories to global challenges. He is on the Board of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative and the author of several book chapters and articles, including “Identity Tectonics: Contested Modernities in Java and Bali” in Architectures Across Space and Time (Transaction Press, 2017). Robert has a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture and an Urban Design Certificate from MIT, and a BArch in from The Cooper Union.