Clara Irazabal-Zurita

Director and Professor

Office: Haag Hall, 204G
Ph: 816-235-2541
Email: irazabalzuritac@umkc.edu
Clara's profile in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Prior to joining UMKC, in 2016, Dr. Irazábal-Zurita was the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York City. In her research and teaching, she explores the interactions of culture, politics, and place making, and their impact on community development and socio-spatial justice in Latin American cities and Latinx and immigrant communities in the U.S.

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy, Architecture
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Master of Architecture
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Magister Scientiarum Urban Design and Planning
Central University of Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

Professional Degree, Architect
Central University of Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

Publications

Dr. Irazabal-Zurita 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). She has also published multiple peer-reviewed academic articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.