Member of the Week: Marta Gutman

Marta Gutman You wear a lot of hats! What are your many and varied affiliations? I am Interim Dean and Professor of Architecture (History and Theory) at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of the City University of New York, and Professor of Art History and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center […]

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Member of the Week: Francesca Russello Ammon

Francesca Russello Ammon Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Historic Preservation Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania @AmmonFrancesca When and where was your first UHA conference? In fall 2006, I presented my first UHA paper at the conference at the University of Arizona. It was a wonderful opportunity to present on a […]

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Member of the Week: Mario Hernandez

Mario Hernandez Assistant Professor, Social and Historical Department Mills College @mario22h Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My research focuses on relationship between race and gentrification. My current book project, Bushwick’s Bohemia: Art and Revitalization in Gentrifying Brooklyn, will be published by Routledge Press in the spring of 2022. The book […]

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Member of the Week: Alex Sayf Cummings

Alex Sayf Cummings is a professor of History at Georgia State University and the author of Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of Copyright in the Twentieth Century (Oxford, 2013) and Brain Magnet: Research Triangle Park and the Idea of the Idea Economy (Columbia, 2020). She is also a co-editor of East of East: The Making of Greater […]

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Member of the Week: A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Associate Professor of History Penn State University @SandovalStrausz Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I’ve been looking closely at the politics and economy of Latina/o repopulation in Pennsylvania’s smaller industrial cities. Places like Bethlehem, Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, York, and Hazleton are located in highly politically bellwether counties: Lehigh, […]

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Member of the Week: Matt Vitz

Matt Vitz Associate Professor of Latin American History UC San Diego Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I am currently working on several projects. First, I am devising a second book project that will examine the historical relationship between indigenous knowledges and elite and scientific imaginaries about indigenous peoples from the […]

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Member of the Week: Nicolas Kenny

Nicolas Kenny Department of History Simon Fraser University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? Right now, I’m working on a social and cultural history of railways in Montreal with my colleague Magda Fahrni (Université du Québec à Montréal). Railways are often examined in terms of nation building and economic transformation, but […]

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Member of the Week: Julio Capó Jr.

Julio Capó, Jr. Associate Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab Florida International University @juliocapojr Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? Thanks for asking! I’m currently revising my second monograph, which is based on my dissertation research (and which, incidentally, won the Urban Historian Association’s Best […]

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Member of the Week: David Morton

David Morton Assistant Professor of African History University of British Columbia david.morton@ubc.ca Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I recently published a book, Age of Concrete, a history of home construction, informal settlement, and decolonization in Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo, from the 1940s through the 1990s. The chapter that I most enjoyed […]

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Member of the Week: Amanda I. Seligman

Amanda I. Seligman Professor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee @AmandaISeligman Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My central goal in teaching urban history is to help students to read the history of the American city in the landscapes they see. Editing the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee (EMKE) gave me the chance to extend that mission […]

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