Member of the Week: Francesco De Salvatore

Francesco De Salvatore Ph.D. Student in American Studies The George Washington University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?   Growing up in a blue-collar, immigrant family in Cincinnati, Ohio has left me with many questions about race, politics, and cities. Several aspects of my childhood, such as the abandoned industrial factories near […]

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Digital Summer School: Digitizing the Robin Dunitz collection

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in our second annual Digital Summer School series which highlights digital humanities projects focused on urban history. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Chris Cantwell conducted our first class regarding the digital project Gathering Places, Religion and Community in Milwaukee. Trinity College historian Jack Dougherty led our second course discussing his work […]

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Member of the Week: Emily Callaci

Emily Callaci Associate Professor of History University of Wisconsin, Madison @ecallaci Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I’ve been working for a few years now on a project on the history of reproductive technology in Africa in the 1960s through the present day.  It’s not an urban history project in the […]

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Member of the Week: Llana Barber

Llana Barber Associate Professor, American Studies College at Old Westbury (SUNY)   Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My first book, Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000, explored the history of Dominican and Puerto Rican experiences with urban crisis in Lawrence, MA, and Latinx activism to transform […]

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Member of the Week: Stacy Kinlock Sewell

Stacy Kinlock Sewell Professor of History and Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Sciences St. Thomas Aquinas College Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research focuses on urban renewal in New York State. There has been much written on urban renewal in large cities generally and New York City […]

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