Alona Nitzan-Shiftan is an associate professor at the Technion, where she heads the Arenson Built Heritage Research Center. She received her PhD from MIT, and her work was sponsored by CASVA, Getty/ UCLA, and the Frankel Institute at the University of Michigan. Her research on the politics of architecture and heritage, on architectural modernism in Israel and the United States, and on critical historiography has been widely published. As the first chair of the Architecture Program at the Technion, she implemented a new curriculum that brings together Design and Research. She was the president of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), and the co-chair of its third thematic conference, Histories in Conflict. Her book Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification has been recently published by University of Minnesota Press.
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