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Last Name
Matteo Ricci Institute, Seattle University
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20th century U.S., cities, urban planning, urban policy, segregation, schools, education, Baltimore, Seattle
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About Me

PhD, History, Columbia University

AB, History, Brown University

I’m an historian of 20th-century American cities, and my research focuses on processes of racial segregation and neighborhood change—especially housing policy and school policy—from the Progressive Era to the present day. My book project, “The City’s Dying and They Don’t Know Why,” is a biography of one West Baltimore neighborhood called Rosemont from its development in the 1920s to the 1970s. I teach classes on the histories of American cities, schools, and social policy; the histories of civil-rights and freedom struggles in the United States; and the American labor movement.


Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Politics, Race, Urban History