Rosemary Wakeman is the author of Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement (University of Chicago Press, 2016) as well as 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 An Urban History of Modern Europe: 1815 to the Present to be published by Bloomsbury Press.
Professor Wakeman is on the Editorial Board of Fordham University Press and the journal Planning Perspectives. She is a member of the Urban Studies faculty at Fordham. 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. In January-June 2018, she will be Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest.