Peter Levins


Research Interests: Modern Architectural History and Theory, Southern Europe and Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe/Balkans, Transnationalism/Borderlands Studies
Dissertation: "Fascism’s Adriatic Empire: Modern Architecture and the Politics of Culture in Italy’s Interwar Oltremare"

Peter is a Ph.D. candidate studying modern architecture in Italy and Croatia. His research focuses on the politics of culture under Fascism in the contested Adriatic borderlands of the twentieth century. Most recently, his dissertation research has been supported by an inaugural research residency at the Center for Art and Architectural History of Port Cities at the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples. Prior, he served as the 2017–18 Fulbright research fellow to Croatia. Before coming to Brown, Peter received his B.S. in the History of Architecture and Urban Development (with honors) concurrently with his professional B.Arch. from Cornell University in 2012.