Professor Paulette Singley recently join a panel discussion of alumni at USC School of Architecture that spoke about their real world challenges, obstacles and surprises in practice. Hosted by Mina Chow, this was part of a larger initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a university week-long event with panel discussions and workshops, presentations, film screenings, and social events. Topics ranged from sexual harassment in the workplace and finding academic mentors to money issues for first generation students and students of color and the struggle for LGBTQI right around the world. An “allyship” series is also focusing on building supportive relationships among different racial groups, undocumented immigrant students, transgender and gender nonconforming students, student military veterans and others.
Singley is an internationally known architectural historian whose work expands the disciplinary limits of architecture across diverse subject matter such as food, film, and fashion. Paulette was recently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) for the 2017-2018 academic year.