Timothy Parker is Assistant Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture and Art in the School of Architecture and Art. His primary areas of specialty are the interpretation of modern religious architecture and the intellectual history of modernism. He is co-editor of and contributor to Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (University of Texas Press, 2014) and is currently working on the material culture of religious pluralism. Longterm research projects include the theological aesthetics of modern lighting systems and the religious architecture of the Second American Revolution.
Parker earned his doctorate in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Texas at Austin and has received several substantial fellowships and awards, including the Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He holds an MA in Philosophy (California State University, Long Beach), a Bachelor of Architecture (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), and a license to practice architecture (California). Parker relishes the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary topics, venues, and endeavors and has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences, as well as local community events. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.