Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul recently received two prestigious awards. In February, she was selected to receive the Membership of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She will therefore be in residence at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton from summer of 2011 to August 2012.
In March, Professor Rujivacharakul also received the 2011-2012 research grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation is among the most highly regarded grant sponsors in the United States. It makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Professor Rujivacharakul's project is a study of visual rhetoric of world architecture in the early twentieth century.