Willie Granston
Phone: (860) 297-5232 Office Location: Hallden
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Trinity College faculty member since 2023
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M.A., Univ. of Delaware
B.A., Trinity College

Willie Granston is a graduate of Trinity College, earned his MA from the University of Delaware, where he studied in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Boston University. His dissertation, “‘Like it Growed There’: Resort Architecture and the New England Landscape, 1875-1915,” reconsiders northeastern resort buildings and the relationship between these buildings, their sites, and widely-held anxieties surrounding the changing New England landscape.

With a background in museums and curating, Willie’s classes interrogate objects of all types - from furniture to paintings to buildings - as pieces of evidence capable of providing insight into the values and beliefs of those responsible for their creation, use, and preservation. Studying historical trajectories through architecture, art, and material culture, Willie encourages students to consider the social, political, and historical influences that shape the objects and built environments we experience and inhabit.