Ph.D., College of Design Construction & Planning, University of Florida.
M.I.D., University of Manitoba
B.A., University of Victoria
Cunningham’s research focuses on the history and preservation of 19th and 20th Century interior spaces. Her research interests include: social settlement houses, vernacular architecture, and public housing interiors. Her current work also explores the development of a social welfare focus in the interior design profession, and the application of narrative methodology to the study of historic spaces. In both her research and teaching, Professor Cunningham explores interior spaces from a socio-historical perspective, concentrating on issues of race, gender and class.