Rixt Hoekstra is an architectural historian and a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, where she teaches theory and history of architecture. Hoekstra studied architectural history in Groningen, the Netherlands, and received her PhD in architectural history in 2005. Her publications include: Building versus Bildung, Manfredo Tafuri and the construction of a historical discipline (2005) and Lost in Translation? Tafuri on Germany, Tafuri in Germany, a history of reception (2008). Currently, her research interests focus on the status of criticality in architecture in relationship to the legacy of the Venice School and on genderstudies in architecture.