Thomas Gensheimer

Architectural history professor


  • B.A., anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., architectural history, University of California, Berkeley

Awards, recognitions and honors

Fulbright Fellowship for dissertation research in Kenya, Phi Beta Kappa


Society of Architectural Historians, Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, International Association for the Study to Traditional Environments, Vernacular Architecture Forum

Publications and Presentations

  • June 2004 "Globalization and the Medieval Swahili City" Globalization and Urbanization in Africa, Toyin Falola and Steven J. Salm (eds.), Africa World Press
  • June 2002 Co-author of the Instructor's Manual and Student Workbook for Art History, Volume 1, by Marilyn Stokstad, Prentice Hall.
  • Jan. 2001 "Cross-Cultural Currents: Swahili Urbanism in the Late Middle Ages" in Hybrid Urbanism: On Identity and Tradition in the Built Environment, Nezar AlSayyad (ed.), Greenwood Press.
  • Spring 2012 "Monument Tomb Architecture of the Medieval Swahili Coast" in Buildings and Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, vol. 19, no. 1: 107-114
  • Coming Dec. 2013 Co-editor with Celeste Guichard, "World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective." NJ: Transactions Publishers