Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban History
School of Architecture Graduate Program Director
Makaš’s research focuses on the history of modern European cities and specifically engages the relationships between architecture, cities, heritage, memory, identity, and politics. In 2015 she will publish a monograph based on her research into these themes in Bosnia-Hercegovina titled Urban and National Identities and the Rebuilding of Mostar (Routledge). Her 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). She is currently editing the volume Planning Eastern European Capital Cities, 1945-1989 (Routledge, forthcoming 2016).
At the School of Architecture, her teaching relates to her research interests and includes upper level history seminar on topics such as “Capital Cities,” “Architecture and National Identity,” and “Museums.” 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 has co-led study abroad programs to Berlin (Spring 2010) and Central European Capital Cities (Summer 2012).
Makaš has a Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University (2007), a Masters in Historic Preservation from Columbia University (1997), and a Bachelors in History from the University of Tennessee (1995).