Doctoral Candidate, Architecture
PPEH Graduate Fellow
2020 - 2021
Miranda is an artist, architect, and historian of North American landscapes. She writes histories of places as they are informed by belief and imagination. Her dissertation entitled “Reading and Writing a Garden, the Materials of a Garden in Germantown, PA (1683–1719)”, is focused on the understudied influence of Francis D. Pastorius, his garden and writing about his garden, plants, and bees. It will reconstruct the layers of meaning of his garden by transcribing and analyzing his garden journal and botanical poetry. This account will also document many aspects of early German-American garden culture in colonial Pennsylvania.