Alona Nitzan-Shiftan is an associate professor at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), where she heads the Architectural Heritage Research Center.
Her research focuses on the politics of architecture and heritage, architectural modernism, and critical historiography, with a focus on Israel and the United States. Her book, Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification, has been recently published by University of Minnesota Press. Alona has received support for her research from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She has served as president of the European Architectural History Network, and as co-chair of its third thematic conference, Histories in Conflict.
She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.