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Emily Makas

Emily Makas
Associate Professor, Architecture


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Emily Gunzburger Makaš is an Associate Professor of architectural and urban history. She has a Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, a Masters in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a Bachelors in History from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the history of modern European cities and specifically engages the relationships between architecture, cities, heritage, memory, identity, and politics. Makaš’s most recent publications include the edited volume Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires: Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe (Routledge, 2010, co-edited with T.D. Conley) and the monograph Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas (Wiley, forthcoming 2011, co-authored with J.H. Stubbs). Makaš’s teaching relates to her research interests and includes upper level history seminar on topics such as “Capital Cities,” “Architecture and National Identity,” and “Layered Berlin.” In addition, she frequently teaches the two semester History of Architecture sequence required by all students in the Bachelors of Architecture and Masters of Architecture I programs. Makaš also serves on the board of the local historic preservation non-profit organization Historic Charlotte, Inc.