Noelle Paulson
Curriculum vitae

Noelle Paulson is administrative coordinator and editor at the Chair of the History and Theory of Architecture – Prof. Dr. Maarten Delbeke.

An art historian by training, Noelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) in art history and religion from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA, as well as a Master of Arts degree (2004) and PhD (2009) in the history of art from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA.

After relocating to Switzerland in 2009, she worked as a freelance writer, editor, and researcher. In 2012 she began working as an executive assistant at Hosoya Schaefer Architects in Zurich, and in 2015 she joined the Block Research Group, Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich, as administrative coordinator. Additionally, she was administrator for ITA from 2021 to 2022. She joined the Delbeke Chair in June 2022.

Noelle’s academic interests focused on nineteenth-century visual culture in France and England at the intersection of art, science, and satire. Her doctoral dissertation analyzed images of anthropomorphic animals as manifestations of cultural anxiety. She has also published on late-nineteenth-century French painting for museums in Europe and North America. In 2017, she co-authored the book Beyond Bending: Reimagining Compression Shells (Edition DETAIL) with Philippe Block, Tom Van Mele and Matthias Rippmann.