Vyta Pivo is a postdoctoral scholar and assistant professor in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, specializing in architectural and urban history, environmental studies, and the US in global context. Her current project, A World Cast in Concrete: How the US Built Its Empire, documents the global ambitions of the US cement and concrete industries along with the environmental and social consequences of their unfettered expansion. This research has been supported with fellowships and grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Hagley Library and Museum, and GWU. The National Academies of Sciences recognized her research on concrete during World War I with its 2018 grand prize for research. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Architectural Education, and a host of popular outlets, including Psyche/Aeon, Humanities, PLATFORM, Metropole, Gotham, and SAH Archipedia.