University Place, Syracuse University
Lucinda Havenhand

School of Design | Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, Environmental and Interior Design
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand is a designer, design historian, and theorist whose research considers the larger connections between design and culture.

Her work focuses on issues of gender and identity as well as design's role as an empathetic and transformative agent in today's society. She holds a Ph.D. in art history (20th century design and theory), an M.Phil. in interdisciplinary humanities (design, theory, women’s studies), and a B.F.A. in interior design.

Selected Publications

  • With Carla Corroto, “Collaborative Autoethnography: The Design and Architecture of Disability Studies,” in Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World. R. Berger & L.A. Lorenz (ed.) London: Ashgate Publishers, 2015

  • Russel and Mary Wright’s Guide to Easier Living: A Blueprint for a “New American Way of Life.” Interiors: Architecture, Design, Culture special issue Seductive Discourses: Design Advice for the Home. Volume 5:2, July 2014

  • "The Dream House and Constructions of Masculinity in 1940's American Literature" Raizman, David and Carma Gorman, eds. Literature, Audiences, and Objects: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design, 2007

  • “American Abstract Art and the Interior Design of Ray and Charles Eames” Journal of Interior Design, 2006

  • “Shifting Visions: Gyorgy Kepes Theories of Seeing and the Design of the Eames House.” Networks of Design, Annual Conference of the Design History Society, Falmouth, England.