Barbara Penner is a contributing writer for Places. She is Professor of Architectural Humanities at The Bartlett School, UCL.
Penner is author of Bathroom, which was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Outstanding University-Located Research, and Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America. She is co-editor of Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects and Gender Space Architecture. She regularly lectures in institutions across the U.K., Japan, and North America, including at Aoyama Gakuin University, Cornell University, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She serves as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Architecture, and has been chair of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.