Dean, School of Architecture, Art and Design, Center-South Region, Tecnológico de Monterrey Querétaro, Mexico
Boston, MA, USA
Diana Ramirez-Jasso is Dean of the Center-South Region of the School of Architecture, Art, and Design at Tecnológico de Monterrey. An architectural historian and educator, Diana received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning from Harvard University. She also holds a Master of Arts from Harvard University, a Master of Science in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT, and a professional degree in architecture (with honors) from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in Mexico.
Diana has taught a variety of courses on research methodologies and on the history and theory of design, including the lecture course Contemporary Architecture: Theories, Practices, Debates. Her research interests span the history and theory of interiors, buildings, gardens, and landscapes, particularly as they intersect with discourses stemming from literature, philosophy, pedagogy, and art. Her recent work has focused on the perceived relationships between designed spaces and the shaping of human subjectivity, a topic that she has pursued through a study of the historical encounters between the architecture, gardens, education, and the history of childhood.
Diana has received numerous recognitions and awards, including research fellowships from the Harvard Graduate Society and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard, a Merit Citation for the Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, a Special Merit Recognition Award and a Thesis Prize from MIT, and a Fulbright fellowship. Before joining Tec de Monterrey, Diana taught at ITESO, MIT, and Harvard.