Rebecca Ginsburg

Associate Professor
Departments of Landscape Architecture, African-American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, and Art History, Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership

Research Interests

Atlantic slave trade; fugitive slaves; carceral landscapes; prison education,


2001 Ph.D. in Architectural History, University of California at Berkeley
-- J.D., University of Michigan Law School
-- B.A. in English, Philosophy Minor, Loyola Marymount University

Professional Experience

2011-present Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
2006-present Director, Education Justice Project, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2004-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Courses Taught at the University of Illinois

Landscape History Methods (LA 505)
Buildings, Land, Culture ( LA 215)
Carceral Landscapes (LA 587)

Selected Publications

2010 Cabin, Quarter, Plantation: Architecture and Landscapes of North American Slavery, co-edited with Clifton Ellis, Yale University Press.
2011 At Home With Apartheid, University of Virginia Press.
2008 "The View from the Back Step: Black and White Children Learn About Race in Johannesburg's Suburban Homes," Designing Modern Childhoods: History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children. An International Reader, eds. Martha Gutman and Nind de Coninck-Smith, Rutgers University Press
2007 "The Fugitive Slave Landscape," Landscape Journal, vol. 26 (1)

Selected Awards and Honors

2011 Illinois Department of Corrections Volunteer of the Year
2010 Marajen Stevek Foundation Award
2009 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement
2008 Illinois Humanities Council Grant