Miriam Paeslack’s research spans urban imagery and culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, with a special emphasis on theories of modernity and modernism, the intersection of aesthetics, philosophy, and political theory, visual studies, and German, Italian and North American culture, especially fin-de-siècle Berlin. She is associate professor of modern and contemporary visual culture and arts management at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Paeslack is the author of Berlin im 19.Jahrhundert: Frühe Photographien 1850–1914 (Schirmer/Mosel, 2015); and editor of Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo (Ashgate, 2013). Her essays and research are published in journals, such as Future Anterior, the Journal of Architecture, and Fotogeschichte. Her book on photography in fin-de-siècle Berlin is scheduled for publication by University of Minnesota Press in early 2018.