Jill Stoner is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught in the department of architecture for 28 years. She recently completed a six-year term as Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University. Her first book, Poems for Architects (William Stout Publishers 2001) is an anthology of 48 poems that reveal the transformation of our spatial sensibilities in the twentieth century. Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press 2012) unravels the myths of architecture’s colonial history through literary references, and advocates for a more politicized approach to the build environment. She currently writes for a wide range of publications, including Canadian Architects, Inside Higher Education, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.