Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
CUNY Baruch, New York Public Library
Website URL
New York City urban 20th century United States teaching and pedagogy
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m a historian, teacher, and writer whose research focuses on 20th century New York City history, with particular interest in housing, Queens, and the two New York World’s Fairs. I have worked in public history settings for several years and am currently a Research Associate at the New York Public Library’s Center for Educators and Schools, an editor at the Gotham Center for New York City History, and an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY. I also hosted the Ultimate NYC Trivia Night at the Museum of the City of New York for several years.

Recent Publications

Teaching the Recent Past: America in the 2000s.” Visible Pedagogy, June 30, 2022.

“Interrogating Rigor: Challenging Students While Centering Care in the College Classroom.” Visible Pedagogy. October 6, 2021.

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.

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