Susan Galavan is a qualified architect and architectural historian with over fourteen years experience working on historic buildings in Ireland, Italy and Germany. She holds a first-class Masters degree from University College Dublin and a PhD in architectural history from Trinity College Dublin. Her doctorate was the first in-depth analysis of Dublin’s Victorian domestic architecture, funded by a three-year scholarship from the Irish Research Council. After the completion of her PhD, she taught at University College Dublin and Griffith College Dublin, while completing the manuscript for her book Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes: building the Victorian suburbs 1850-1901, recently published with Routledge in May 2017. She is currently a [Pegasus] Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Architecture, University of Leuven, Belgium. The project will build on research on the British and Irish context to examine the row house typology in Belgium and is jointly supervised by prof. Hilde Heynen (KUL) and prof. dr. Inge Bertels (VUB). While providing valuable insight into a much-ignored architectural legacy in Belgium, her research will examine the links between the nineteenth-century row house and its modern successor, and is entitled Belgium’s nineteenth-century houses: an agent of modernity?