The Contemporary American City

Fall 2008, Harvard University Social Studies seminar 98kc. Explores the political, economic, and social challenges facing US cities since roughly 1965. Major topics include deindustrialization and economic transformation, relations between racial and ethnic groups, suburbanization, the changing design and role of cities, and the impact of globalization on US cities. Special attention to the changing distribution of political and economic power in US metropolitan areas. Syllabus available here.


The Changing American Electorate

Spring 2008, Yale University seminar PLSC 278. Key changes in the electorate that reshaped American presidential politics from 1960 to 2000. Topics include suburbanization, race and ethnicity, economic transformation, and the changing structure of civil society. Syllabus available here.