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First Name
Katie
Last Name
Uva
Affiliation
CUNY
Website URL
twitter.com/K80Uva
Keywords
New York City urban 20th century United States teaching and pedagogy
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About Me

I’m an ABD student in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. My dissertation, “Fair City: Midcentury Urbanism and New York’s World’s Fairs,” examines the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs and how they reflected and perpetuated ideas about private homeownership, automobility, low density, and other principles that reshaped New York and American cities in general in the mid-twentieth century.

I’ve worked in several public history settings, in particular five years as a Museum Educator at the Museum of the City of New York. I am also an Editor at the Gotham Center for New York City History.

In addition, I have eight years experience as an adjunct in the CUNY system and have taught both halves of the U.S. History survey, courses on New York City history, on City and Suburb in 20th Century America, and decade-specific electives including America in the 1980s and America in the 2000s.

Recent Publications

Funding the World of Tomorrow: Public-Private Partnerships and the 1939 World’s Fair,” The Metropole, August 21, 2019.

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

Leafy Blocks and Working Docks: Tracing Queer Community in Pre-Stonewall Brooklyn,” The Metropole, June 24, 2019.

Schlep in the City: Walking Broadway,” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, June 21, 2018.

Before Stonewall,” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, June 20, 2017.

“The 1939 World’s Fair,” “The 1964 World’s Fair,” and several other entries in Andrew Smith, ed. Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Material Culture, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Urban History