Dr Karen Burns is an architectural historian and theorist with a long-standing interest in feminist theory and activism. She is a co-founder of Parlour: women, equity, architecture and, in 1990, of E1027: Women’s Architecture Collaborative. Her writings on women in architecture are widely published in Australia and overseas, in both the scholarly and professional presses. Alongside Lori Brown, Karen is co-editing a forthcoming global dictionary of women architects, and was a chief investigator on the ARC-funded project ‘Equity and diversity in the Australian architecture profession’. Karen teaches in the architecture program at the University of Melbourne.