Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Alexa Griffith Winton is a design historian. Her work engages the visual and material culture of the last century, with a particular focus on the history and theory of interiors.  Her research also addresses issues of craft in the industrial and computer ages, the role of technology in modern domestic design, and the theorization of the domestic interior. Winton’s work has been published in numerous scholarly and popular publications, including the Journal of Design History, Dwell, Journal of the Archives of American Art, and the Journal of Modern Craft.  She edited the book Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space with Deborah Schneiderman. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). She has received research grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, Center for Craft, Creativity and Research, Nordic Culture Point, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. Before coming to Ryerson, Winton taught design history and theory at Parsons the New School for Design and Pratt Institute in New York City. She received her AB from Smith College and her MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.