Kimberly E. Zarecor
Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University
Kimberly E. Zarecor is Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University where she teaches courses in architectural history and design. Her historical research focuses on architecture and urbanism in the former Czechoslovakia. She holds a M.Arch. (1999) and Ph.D. (2008) from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and was the first GSAPP student to complete a Certificate in East Central European Studies at Columbia's Harriman Institute (2002). She is the author of Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), published in Czech translation in 2015. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, edited volumes, and exhibition catalogs. She is currently researching and writing about shrinking places, both post-socialist cities in the former Eastern Bloc and rural communities in the American Midwest. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the National Science Foundation.