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Kateryna Malaia
Kateryna Malaia

Adjunct Faculty, School of Architecture
Shattuck Hall 235

Ph.D. in Architecture, Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures program, with minors in Urban Studies and Post-Soviet History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019
Master of Architecture, National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2011
Bachelor of Architecture, National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009

Kateryna is an architectural historian working on the evolution of quotidian architecture, particularly housing, in the times of socio-political change. She studies urban apartment homes through the lenses of cultural practices and material culture. Her other research interests include the symbolic landscapes of post-socialism and the spatiality of urban protests. Kateryna is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, Portland State University. She is a member and contributor of the Global Architecture History Teaching Collaborative project, which supplies architectural historians with teaching materials on architectures outside their primary focus field. She has presented her work at multiple conferences, including those of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vernacular Architecture Forum, and the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies. Her writing has been published in the East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies and LOBBY (Bartlett School of Architecture).
Kateryna’s design interests include residential architecture in the context of housing precarity, small-scale architectural interventions, and placemaking approach to design.
In the past she has taught studio, theory and history classes in architecture and art.