Lori Brown’s research focuses on relationships between architecture and social justice with particular emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial relationships. Her two books include Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture and Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals. Her two current book projects include Birthing Centers, Borders and Bodies and co-editing the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecturewith Dr. Karen Burns. She is co-founder and director of ArchiteXX, a women and architecture group bridging the academy and practice in New York City. She is a Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University and a registered architect in New York state.