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Rosemary Wakeman

Rosemary Wakeman

Director of the
Urban Studies Program

Professor of History

Office Location: Lowenstein Building 915F, Dealy Hall 208B
Phone: (212) 636-7359, (718) 817-3895

Ph.D. History, University of California, Davis, 1985
Graduate Study, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociale, Paris, 1978-9
M.A. History, University of California, Davis, 1973
B.A. University of California, Davis, 1971

Rosemary Wakeman is the author of The Heroic City: Paris 1945-1958 (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse 1945-1975 (Harvard University Press, 1998). She is also editor of Themes in Modern European History, 1945 to the Present (Routledge, 2003). Wakeman has published numerous articles on urban history and on cities including “Independent Filmmaking and the Paris Suburbs” to appear in French Politics, Culture & Society. Her current book project is Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement.

Professor Wakeman is also Director of the Urban Studies Program at Fordham University. She is currently carrying out an Urban Studies project on public space and planning in the Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx. She teaches courses on the European City, Maritime Cities, World’s Fairs, the Social History of Architecture.

In 2012-2013, she will be EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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