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Rosemary Wakeman

Rosemary Wakeman

Professor of History
Coordinator of University Urban Initiatives

Lincoln Center Campus: Lowenstein Building, Room 915F
Phone: 212-636-7359

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 208B
Phone: 718-817-3895


PhD in History, University of California, Davis, 1985
Graduate Study, École des Hautes Études en Science Sociale, Paris, 1978-79
MA in History, University of California, Davis, 1973
BA, University of California, Davis, 1971


  • European Cities
  • Maritime Cities
  • World’s Fairs
  • Social History of Architecture


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, and the Social History of Architecture.


In 2012 and 2013, Ms. Wakeman was honored as the EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Selected Publications


The Heroic City (The University of Chicago Press)

Modernizing the Provincial City (Harvard University Press)


Themes in Modern European History, 1945 to the Present (Routledge, 2003)