Ruth Baumeister is an architect, historian, researcher and writer, specializing in the post-war European avant-gardes in architecture and art. Her recent research interests include gender studies, work-futures, activism and civil disobedience in architecture. Since 2014, she holds the professorship (MSO/Associate) of architecture history and theory at Aarhus School of Architecture.
She received a PhD in architecture history from TU Delft with a thesis on the Danish Situationist International artist Asger Jorn´s concept of architecture. She has taught at the TU Delft, Bauhaus-University in Weimar, the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and held the position of a visiting professor at the University of Cagliari, in Italy. Her research on Scandinavian modernism, the 1920s avant-gardes and globalization in architecture and has been published internationally in eight languages.