Mellon Junior Fellow in Humanities, Urbanism and Design (2015-16) University of Pennsylvania

Helen Gyger has taught courses on architectural history and theory for the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, Parsons/The New School for Design, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where she also received her PhD in 2013. Her research focuses on the architecture and built environments of Latin America in the modern period, and contemporary patterns of urban informality, considered as a global phenomenon. She is the co-editor (with Patricio del Real) of Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories (Routledge, 2012) and is currently working on a book project titled The Informal as a Project: Self-Help Housing in Peru, 1954–1986.