Professor at the Institute of Art History and Visual Culture of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, senior researcher at Tallinn University School of Humanities. Her fields of research are history and theory of art and architecture in the Early Modern period, history and theory of art history writing, history of Estonian architecture and design of the Soviet period.

Prof Kodres is author of the books Beautiful House and Room (2001), History of Estonian Art, Vol. 2, 1520-1770 (2005, editor and main author); Presenting Oneself. The Early Modern Tallinn (Reval) citizen and his house (2014). She has contributed a chapter for the book Lutheran Churches in Early Modern Europe (ed. A. Spicer, Ashgate 2012) and for the book Art History and Visual Studies in Europe. Transnational Discourses and National Frameworks (eds. M. Rampley, T. Lenain, H. Locher, et al. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012). She is also editor-in-chief of the History of Estonian Art (6 volumes).