Keren Dillard

Doctoral Candidate
Department of African American Studies & School of Architecture

Keren Dillard is an architectural design-researcher and writer from Yonkers, New York  who works within the intersections of architecture and journalism. She has written for Azure Magazine, Architectural Digest’s Clever, and is a regular contributor to web and print at The Architects Newspaper, Dezeen, and Dwell. Her work seeks to challenge socio-political issues through design criticism and draw attention to the marginalized voices in design. 

Keren’s current research explores traces of inequitable urban planning practices through the comparative analysis of racialized urban zones and other ghetto conditions against histories of Black slavery in the Americas in order to contextualize the historical echoes of plantation practices in the post-antebellum world. Keren completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Barnard College of Columbia University with double minors in Africana Studies and Italian Studies, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Architecture Professional Degree at the Princeton University School of Architecture.