Jennifer Donnelly

Adjunct Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of History

331 College Hall
Phone: 412-396-2646


Ph.D., The University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Bio

Dr. Jennifer Donnelly received her PhD in 2018 from the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in eighteenth-century architecture. Her dissertation explored architectural transformations and temporal representation during the French Revolution. Dr. Donnelly is a registered architect who has practiced in Boston and Cleveland. Recently, Dr. Donnelly led a design-build studio that experimented with the potential architectural applications of reuseable materials, including bamboo and cardboard tubes.



"Immortal Shadows and the Legible Body at the Musée des monuments "français" in Architectural Ghosts, dir. Prof. Stephen Gage, The Bartlett School of Architecture. (under review)

"The Shape of Nature: Mapping Alexander von Humboldt's South American Journey," in Catauro Revista cubana de antropologia, Havana, Cuba. (under review)

"Itinera as Methodology" in "Itinera's Displacements: A Roundtable with Christopher Drew Armstrong, Lily Brewer, Jennifer Donnelly, Alison Langmead, Vibeka McGyver, and Meredith North," Journal 18 (2017).

"Myth, Modernity, and Mass Housing: The Development of Public Housing in Depression-era Cleveland" Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 25, no 1 (2013): 45-68.

"Mirrors of Time: Temporality and Contemporaneity in the work of Jorge Luis Borges." Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 2 (July 2012).


Taught at Duquesne:

ARHY 100: Understanding Art

Taught at other universities:

Foundations Studio

NOCMAT Design-Build Studio

Modern Architecture

American Architecture Since Industrialization

Intro to Western Architecture

Areas of Specialization

Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture

Spaces of Conflict and Mobility

Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Museum Studies

Non-conventional Building Materials