Itohan Osayimwese, Assistant Professor of Art History received the 2012 Jeffrey Cook Award from the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE).
IASTE is a forum for the comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary study of traditional dwellings and settlements as an expression of cultural conventions. The organization awards two Jeffrey Cook Awards at its biennial conference--to the author of the best paper written by a scholar and to the author of the best paper written by a student. Professor Osayimwese received the 2012 scholar award for her paper, "Architecture and the Myth of Authenticity During the German Period in Cameroon." The paper will be published in IASTE's semi-annual refereed Journal, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.