Daniela Zupan is Assistant Professor of European Cities and Urban Heritage at the Institute for European Urban Studies, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Her research explores how political and economic drivers shape urban planning and design in European cities in the 20th and 21st centuries. Currently she works on contemporary forms and manifestations of authoritarian urbanism. Before joining Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, she was a Research Fellow at RWTH Aachen and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Daniela holds a diploma in Architecture from Graz University of Technology, a master's degree in Slavic Studies from the University of Graz, and a doctoral degree from University of Stuttgart. Author of numerous publications.