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Zoƫ Opacic was appointed lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture in 2004 and is currently senior lecturer at the Department of History of Art.

She received her BA and MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she also completed her PhD (2003). Her doctoral thesis on the Emmaus Monastery in Prague, focused on the relationship between that religious institution, its cultural and urban context, as well as its role in the displays of relics in Medieval Prague.

Previously, her MA thesis on St Thomas' church in Winchelsea also investigated correlated issues of religious architecture, town planning and royal patronage.

She has taught courses at Morley College and the Courtauld Institute of Art and, prior to her appointment at Birkbeck, she was a junior research fellow at the University of Cambridge. She has since lectured widely in UK and abroad.

Between 2015 and 2016 she was Leverhulme research fellow working on the book project Architecture and Spectacle in the Late Medieval City.