Andrew J. Manson is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History in the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky. He received his B.A. in Classical Studies from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and his M.A. in Classics from University College London, before earning his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Architectural History from Columbia University. Manson specializes in the architectural culture of 19th- and 20th-century Europe, with a focus on Italy and the Italian colonies. His interests include modern architecture in Italy; the role of architecture and archaeology in the formation of identity and ideology; architectural competitions; architecture, ruins and nostalgia; and the topography of Rome. He is currently completing a book on the competition to built a palace for Mussolini. His work has also been supported by awards from the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the British School at Rome. He is the recipient of a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship and a C.V. Starr Foundation Fellowship.