Jay Cephas is Assistant Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University where his research investigates the relationships between technology, identity, and spatial practices. Cephas recently served as a 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and undertook research examining the encounter between racial difference and the history of urban theory through the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. His forthcoming book delves into the “structuring structures” of industrial urbanism by analyzing the agonism entangling technical systems, labor practices, and the urban imaginary in early twentieth century Detroit. He is an Associate Editor for a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Architectural Education, served on the at-large Editorial Board from 2018 – 2021, and is a member of the JAE Fellows Jury. Cephas received a Graham Foundation grant for the Black Architects Archive in 2020.