Naraelle Hohensee is a historian of visual culture, urbanism, and architecture with a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. She is also a digital media producer with experience in professional television production, print, interactive multimedia, and web design.
Nara’s research interests have to do with the many ways that our visual surroundings in the everyday urban landscape shape our perception of ourselves as individuals and as members of communities. Her dissertation research was on the rebuilding of central Berlin after 1990, and she runs a video and podcast series called Ghost Station where she explores issues related to her scholarship.
Nara has taught in a wide variety of settings since 2008, including leading study abroad programs in Berlin and New York, teaching on-campus courses at the City College of New York and the University of Washington, and working with community college and high school students. From 2011 to 2016, she held a staff and part-time lecturer post in the UW Comparative History of Ideas Program. She is also a principal at the design studio Long and Short Creative and a contributing editor for the Art History Teaching Resources website.