Dr. Marija Dremaite, is an associate professor at Vilnius University, Faculty of History, Department of Theory of History and Cultural History. She holds a PhD in History of Architecture (2006), her scientific interest is focused on Soviet modernism, twentieth century architecture, and industrial heritage. She investigates political planning and architecture in the Soviet Baltic States. In 2011 she received post-doctoral grant from the Lithuanian research council for research about modernist architecture in Lithuania. She has given numerous presentations about socialist modernism at international conferences.