Dell Upton served as Distinguished Professor of Architectural History, joining the faculty in 2008 after teaching at UC Berkeley for two decades. He is a historian of architecture, material culture, and cities, with a longstanding interest in African-American history, architecture and material culture, and early in his career in studied landscapes of slavery. His many publications include What Can and Can’t Be Said (Yale University Press, 2015), Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic (Yale University Press, 2008) and American Architecture: A Thematic History (Oxford, 2019). He currently holds the distinction of being a Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA (2020-2026).