May Khalife

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May Khalife is a Ph.D. candidate in the History, Theory, Criticism of Architecture program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. May previously earned a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Cincinnati (2020), a Master of Urban Design degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2017), and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Lebanese American University, Byblos (2014). She is a licensed architect in Beirut. She worked as a consultant for a couple of historic preservation projects in Byblos and Tripoli, Lebanon as well as in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her professional and academic experiences focus on cultural history, theory, and criticism as well as urban design, planning, and historic preservation. Her research concentrates on the development of postwar architecture and the architectural networks unfolding between Britain and the United States. She investigates the role of the vernacular, the regional, and the popular in architecture and in urban studies, questioning the “heroic” stance of architectural modernism. May is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University in Ohio. She held adjunct teaching positions at several institutions including the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and UNC Charlotte in North Carolina.