Lucia Allais earned her Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture from MIT, and her M.Arch from Harvard. Her dissertation, Will to War, Will to Art: Cultural Internationalism and the Modernist Aesthetics of Monuments 1932-1964, chronicled the emergence of a network of international agencies in the mid-20th Century to protect monuments worldwide from the destructive effects of war and modernization. This study uncovered new archival material on the maps and lists created by the Allied Air Forces to protect art and architecture from bombing during World War II, and situated this episode in a continuum of intellectual cooperation, from the League of Nations to UNESCO. While at Princeton she is turning her dissertation into a book. Allais has worked in design firms in Europe and the US, and won a number of awards and fellowships for her research. Her writings cover a range of subjects and periods, including baroque theories of architectural knowledge in France, the influence of Henri Bergson on 20th Century urban planning, and the institutional origins of American architectural theory. Her recent publications include the essay “International Style Heritage” in the journal Volume, and a forthcoming article on the patterns of monument-movement that were provoked by the building of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt. In the Fall she is teaching a graduate seminar in the Program in Media and Modernity, titled Monumental Modernity, on architecture and power in the 20th Century. In the Spring she will teach a Freshman seminar titled What’s the Plan? where students will develop their architectural literacy by devoting each week to the close reading of one plan and one text.