Member of the Week: George Aumoithe

George Aumoithe Princeton University Department of History and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research delves into the post-1970s history of federal, state, and local efforts to cut general in-patient beds in the United States, particularly in public facilities commonly referred to […]

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Member of the Week: Alejandro Velasco

Alejandro Velasco New York University @AleVelascoNYU Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  As a Venezuelan who studies the modern history of Venezuela I wake up every day asking the same question: why? Why is Venezuela undergoing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the region? Why are solutions so difficult to […]

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Member of the Week: Constanze Weise

Constanze Weise Department of Social Sciences Henderson State University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  Presently, I am working on two book manuscripts. I am currently finishing up the manuscript for my first book which is based on my doctoral dissertation. Tentatively titled Kingdoms of the Confluence: Ritual, Politics, and Sovereignty […]

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Member of the Week: Paige Glotzer

Paige Glotzer Assistant Professor and John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Chair in the History of American Politics, Institutions, and Political Economy University of Madison-Wisconsin Department of History @apaigeoutofhist  Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I look at the long history of housing policy in the United States by tracing how […]

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Member of the Week: Harold Bérubé

Harold Bérubé Full Professor of History Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). @HaroldBerube https://haroldberube.com Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I recently published a book on the history of Quebec’s main municipal association, created in 1919. In a way, it completes a research cycle on municipal governance that started with my research on […]

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Member of the Week: Mike Amezcua

Mike Amezcua Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies New York University https://www.razalandscapes.com/ Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I am in the process of completing my first book manuscript which centers on the making of Mexican Chicago and its distinct neighborhoods from postwar urban renewal to the era of gentrification. […]

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Member of the Week: Jovana Babovic

Jovana Babović Assistant Professor of History SUNY Geneseo Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I am currently working on a social history of animals in Yugoslavia. As I was researching entertainment for my book Metropolitan Belgrade: Class and Culture in Interwar Yugoslavia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), I kept noticing the discrete yet […]

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Member of the Week: Carl Nightingale

Carl Nightingale Professor of Urban History Department of Transnational Studies University at Buffalo Coordinator, Global Urban History Project Board Secretary, People United for Sustainable Housing, PUSH Buffalo. Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  While writing my book on segregation, I got interested the relationship between urban history and other forms of […]

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Member of the Week: Jacob Bruggeman

Jacob Bruggeman University of Cambridge Darwin College @jacob_bruggeman Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research is on the construction of narratives about economic inequality in the long 20th century. For my M.Phil. dissertation, I am examining how Margaret Thatcher’s descriptions of economic inequality drew upon Victorian narratives about poverty. […]

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Member of the Week: Vayne Ong

Vayne Ong Senior, History and Urban Studies Princeton University @vaynewyong Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  For my senior thesis, I’m researching the myths that emerged around which places were destroyed or preserved in the 1992 Rodney King urban rebellion. For example, why did a McDonald’s at the heart of the […]

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