James Graham is the Director of Publications at Columbia GSAPP, where he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He directs the Columbia Books on Architecture and the City imprint, for which he has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary (2016) and 2000+: The Urgencies of Architectural Theory (2015). In 2014, he founded the Avery Review, a digital periodical of critical essays on architecture at www.averyreview.com. His own scholarly work has been published in Grey Room, AA Files, Manifest and JSAH, among other journals.
James is currently completing his Ph.D. at Columbia GSAPP. His dissertation, titled The Psychotechnical Architect: Perception, Vocation, and the Laboratory Cultures of Modernity 1914–1945, examines the influences of applied psychology on architectural pedagogy and practice in Germany, the Soviet Union and the United States. He also has degrees in architecture from MIT and the University of Virginia, and is a registered architect.