Lee Barich

PhD student
Lee Barich

Home University: University of Waterloo

Email: lbarich@uwaterloo.ca

LinkedIn: Lee Barich

Education: BA, History & Political Science, Laurier; MA History, Laurier; MA Planning, Waterloo

Research Fields: Modern European

Supervisor: Gary Bruce

Lee is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. He completed his BA and MA in History at Wilfrid Laurier University and his MA in Planning at the University of Waterloo. Prior to his PhD studies, Lee worked as an urban planner in various settings across Southern Ontario, leading projects in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a Candidate Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Lee's doctoral research compares the urban histories of East and West Berlin between 1945 and 1989, aiming to provide further insight into political and social life within the German Democratic Republic. Additionally, Lee seeks to build knowledge in the fields of urban history and urban planning by investigating post-conflict economic recovery and city-building, as well as exploring how ideology can transform urban geography.