Participant Info

First Name
Katie
Last Name
Uva
Affiliation
CUNY Graduate Center, The Gotham Center for New York City History
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Keywords
New York City, consumer culture, urban planning and architecture, 20th century, teaching, public history
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About Me

I’m a PhD candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. My dissertation, Fair City: Midcentury Urbanism and New York’s World’s Fairs, examines how the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs perpetuated suburbanization, car culture, and urban renewal in and around New York. I’m also an editor at The Gotham Center for New York City History, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College. I have five years of experience as Museum Educator at the Museum of the City of New York.

Recent Publications

“1964 and the State of the City,” in World’s Fairs in the Cold War Era (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

“Funding the World of Tomorrow: Public-Private Partnerships and the 1939 World’s Fair” The Metropole 2019. (winner of the 2019 Urban Historical Association Graduate Student Blogging Award)

 

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Urban History