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Mahlon W.L. Chute

I received my Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture, from UC Santa Barbara, and am currently a core research member in the Tourism Studies Working Group, UC Berkeley. My studies and research have revolved around United States architecture, urban planning, and social movements. My specific interests are located at the intersections of urban planning schemes, critical theories of race, and the effects of mass tourism on urbanization.

My dissertation, titled "Don't Fence Me In": Architecture, Tourism and Segregation in Las Vegas, examines the architecture, planning, and social choices that contributed to the creation of a landscape of inequity in southern Nevada.

Representative Exhibition: "Wonderlands: Theme Parks, Fairs, and Urban Visions from the Smith and Williams Architectural Archives," University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, June 1-August 28, 2004.


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