Daniel Abramson

Daniel M. Abramson received his B.A. in English and American literature from Princeton University and Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University. Before coming to Boston University, he taught at Tufts University and Connecticut College. Abramson’s research focuses upon matters of economics, society, and architecture from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, with a specialization in British and American subjects. He is the author of three books: Obsolescence: An Architectural History (University of Chicago Press, 2016); Building the Bank of England: Money, Architecture, Society, 1694–1942 (Yale University Press, 2005); and Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001); as well as being co-editor of Governing By Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) with the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, of which he is also a founding director. Current research projects include the Boston State Service Center in relation to the American welfare state; and another on narrative and evidence in architectural history.