- M.Phil. Princeton University, 2008
- M.A. Architectural Association, 2004
- M.A. Bard Graduate Center, 2003
- B.A. New York University, 2000
Irene Sunwoo teaches courses in modern and contemporary architectural history. Her research foregrounds the role of pedagogy and educational institutions in architectural culture; additional interests include the history of architectural exhibitions and the history of decorative arts and design. Her current research project examines the pedagogical theories and work of the architectural educator Alvin Boyarsky, former chairman of the Architectural Association in London. She has published articles in the Journal of Architectural Education, AA Files, Grey Room, and The Getty Research Journal, among other publications. Her work has been supported by a Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation, as well as fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Princeton University.