Daniela Sandler has a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, and a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo. Prior to joining MICA, she held tenure-track appointments at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2009-12), and at the Rhode Island School of Design (2006-09). She also taught as a visiting instructor at Bryn Mawr College (2005-6). Her teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism in Latin America and Europe; visual and cultural studies; social inequality in space; preservation; and history and memory in the built environment. She has published articles and reviews in Third Text, Social Identities, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others. She has also published chapters on Brazilian modernism in Third World Modernism (ed. Duanfang Lu, 2010) and on German church memorials in Memorialization in Germany since 1945 (ed. Bill Niven and Chloe Paver, 2009). She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin since 1989, which focuses on alternative forms of architectural preservation in the German capital.