Alona Nitzan-Shiftan is an architect and architectural historian. She received her SMArchS and PhD from MIT, and her work was sponsored by CASVA, Getty/ UCLA, and the Frankel Institute at the University of Michigan. Her field of study is the history, theory and criticism of twentieth century and contemporary architecture, with a focus on the politics of architecture and heritage, on art as urban intervention, and on critical historiography, particularly in Israel and the USA. In recent years she was the first chair of the Architecture Program at the Technion, the president of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), and the co-chair of its third thematic conference, Histories in Conflict. She also headed the Architectural Heritage Research Center at the Technion, founded its publication program, and edits its first series edut (testimony).