Dr Katti Williams
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Katti Williams is a Postdoctoral Research fellow in Australian architectural history, in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Her PhD thesis, completed in 2017 at the University of Melbourne, comprised the first sustained academic study of the Australian early twentieth-century architect William Lucas, with a specific focus on his unbuilt designs for First World War memorials. Her research is a nexus between art, architectural, military, and cultural histories.
Her major research interests include the design and interpretation of commemorative architecture, manifestations and transformations of classical precedent, soldier architects, unbuilt competitive designs, and rich architectural biography.
In 2007, Katti was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London. Her academic work has been published in Melbourne Art Journal (Australia) and Sculpture Journal (UK). Together with ACAHUCH colleague Dr Rebecca McLaughlan, Katti is guest editor of an issue of Fabrications, on the topic of "Haunting", which will be published in January 2019.