Molly Wright Steenson

Molly Wright Steenson

Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Fine Arts; K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies; Associate Professor in the School of Design

Biography

Molly Wright Steenson is the Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Fine Arts; the K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies; and associate professor in the School of Design. She is the author of the book Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, 2017). She’s the co-editor of Bauhaus Futures (MIT Press, 2019) with Laura Forlano and Mike Ananny, an edited volume that looks at the impact of the Bauhaus as it turns 100. Molly holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a Master’s in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture. She was a resident professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, where she led the Connected Communities research group (early 2003–late 2004), and was an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in the Media Design Practices Program. From 2013–15, Molly was an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught data visualization, digital studies, and led Mellon-funded research projects in the digital humanities.