Jessica Fletcher

Jessica Fletcher 2022

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-century Architecture, Architecture of the Welfare State, Medical Architecture


  • M.A., Film and Media Studies, Columbia University
  • B.A., English Literature, University College London

Jessica Fletcher is an architectural historian focusing on how women adapted and constructed ordinary buildings to serve the needs of working-class women and children in cities throughout the twentieth century. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, “A Municipal Modernity: Women, Architecture, and Public Health in Working-Class New York, 1913-1950” investigates how reformers - many of whom were women - built district health centers across New York City from the Progressive Era through to the New Deal. She has published in Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, Urban Omnibus, and The Baffler.