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Jacobe Huet
Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts
Phone: (860) 297-5232 Office Location: Hallden
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
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M.A., Williams College
B.A., Univ Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Jacobé Huet is a historian of 20th century architecture in the transcultural Mediterranean and a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. Her dissertation titled Alternative Histories of the White Cube: European Modernism and Mediterranean Vernacular, 1910-1970 examines the reciprocal relations between European architectural modernism and Mediterranean built traditions. Revisiting canonical figures with marginalized discourses, she investigates European architects’ formulation of a primitivist vision of Mediterranean tradition in conjunction with critical responses voiced by indigenous figures in Algeria, Morocco, and Palestine. Examined protagonists include architects Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, and Adolf Loos, ethnographer Tawfiq Canaan, artist Kader Attia, and novelist Akli Tadjer.
Huet’s teaching invites students to approach architectural designs as ideologically charged objects resulting from networks of transregional exchanges. Before joining Trinity’s faculty as a Visiting Lecturer in Art History, she held teaching positions at Williams College and Harvard University. At Trinity, she will teach a Spring 2022 seminar on power dynamics in Le Corbusier’s global designs titled “Le Corbusier Beyond Europe: Architectural Modernism and Ideologies.”