Jill Stoner is Professor of Architecture. Her research and teaching is centered around two themes: global issues of space as an instrument of control and freedom, and the untapped potential of vacant space in the post-recession American landscape. She finds evidence of the first — architecture’s power to limit and to liberate — in contemporary fiction and poetry, and her first book, Poems for Architects, traces the spatial politics of the 20th century through an anthology of modern poems. The two themes come together in her more recent book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press, 2012). In that book and in previous writings, Professor Stoner calls upon the architectural conditions of the Holocaust — specifically the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps in Poland — as illustrations of spatial paradox that translate to other contemporary geographies.