Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Rosemary Wakeman
Professor of History, Director of the Urban Studies Program
Office Location: Lowenstein Building 414B, Dealy Hall 208B
Phone: (212) 636-7359, (718) 817-3895
Email: rwakeman@fordham

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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 most recently “Rethinking Postwar Planning History" in Planning Perspectives 29(2014) and "Was there an Ideal Socialist City? Socialist New Town as Modern Dreamscapes" in Transnationalism and the German City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Her current book project is Practicing Uopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement, to be published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press. 

Professor Wakeman is also Director of the Urban Studies Program at Fordham University. She teaches courses on the European City, Maritime Cities, World's Fairs, the Social History of Architecture. In 2014, she received the Fordham University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. She was EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012-2013.

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