Clara Irazábal-Zurita / University of Missouri-Kansas City

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

Dr. Clara Irazábal-Zurita will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Irazábal is the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program and Professor of Planning with tenure in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD) at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). Before joining UMKC, Irazábal was the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

Irazábal has a PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master in Urban Design and Planning from the Central University of Venezuela. In her research and teaching, she explores the interactions of culture, politics, and placemaking, and their impact on community development and socio-spatial justice in Latin American cities and Latino and immigrant communities. Irazábal has published academic work in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Irazábal is the author of Urban Governance and City Making in the Americas: Curitiba and Portland (Ashgate, 2005) and the editor of Transbordering Latin Americas: Liminal Places, Cultures, and Powers (T)Here (Routledge 2014) and Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy, and Public Space in Latin America (Routledge 2008, 2015). Irazábal has worked as consultant, researcher, and/or professor in multiple countries of the Americas, Europe, and Asia.