Taylor Van Doorne

Taylor Van Doorne
Graduate Student


Areas of Concentration: 18th and 19th century European architecture, monuments and public space, revolutions and popular uprisings, architectural theory
Faculty Advisor: Richard Wittman
M.A. Thesis: "Moralizing Utopia: The Virtues of Collectivity and Happiness in Ledoux’s Ideal City of Chaux" (Tufts University, completed 2016)


Taylor Van Doorne is a second-year Ph.D. student and Regents Fellow at University of California, Santa Barbara where she specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European architecture. Her research examines the intersection of public space, monuments, and popular uprisings in French architectural history. Taylor’s research interests include Paris during revolutionary waves, Napoleonic monuments, the Napoleonic legacy in European cities, and the materiality of the city. In 2016, Taylor received her M.A. in Art and Architectural History from Tufts University. She completed her B.A. at Mills College in 2014 with a double major in Art History and English. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Taylor will be serving as the co-chair of the UCSB Art History Graduate Student Association.