Jorge L. Lizardi-Pollock is a professor of history, theory and research at the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture where he also founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Urbanism and Environmental Design. Lizardi-Pollock obtained his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Puerto Rico in 2003, but completed most of his doctoral courses and research at El Colegio de México (1997-2000). Since 2006, Lizardi –Pollock has been working on a project titled ¨On the possibility of memory after destruction. Time, heritage and Hurricane María that explores historiographical, art and literature narratives on heritage destruction in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Lizardi-Pollock’s publications include La nación y sus espejos: Arquitectura, memorias y ciudadanías en la ciudad de México, 1863-1917 (Arecibo: Center for Ibero-American Studies, UPRA, 2014), and Ambivalent spaces: Histories and oblivion in modern social architecture (San Juan: Ediciones Callejón, 2012). Lizardi-Pollock will jump-start his research and writing on the preservation of places of memory within contexts of tragedy during his 2018 summer visiting fellowship at PLAS from July 15 to August 11, 2018.