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20th Century U.S. History
B.A., Simon Fraser University; M.A., Simon Fraser University
HSSB 3218 Hours:
Advisor: Alice O'Connor
My dissertation is a comparative investigation of how three American cities attempted to de-segregate both public and private housing in the civil rights era. I explore both the creation of public policy in this realm, as well as the resistance these policies encountered from homeowners and neighborhood groups. In addition to the white backlash of the 1960s, my dissertation also explores the roles of the private sector and the legacies of urban planning and metropolitan fragmentation in the maintaining of racially restrictive neighborhoods.
- "Race, Place, and Housing: The Struggles Over Residential De-Segregation Policy in Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago, 1963-1980"
- United States history
- policy history and the welfare state
- urban history
- race and identity politics
- History 166P: Proseminar in Recent United States History--Public Policy Since 1900
- History 5: History of the Present
- History 17C: The American People, Progressivism-the present
Fall 2005, Spring 2006
- History 17B: The American People, Sectional Crisis-Progressivism
Winter 2006, Winter 2008
- History 4C: Western Civilzation, 1715-the present
Fall 2006, Spring 2007
- History 4B: Western Civilization, 1050-1715
- History 101: Canada to Confederation (Simon Fraser University)
September-December 2002; September-December 2003
- History 102: Canada Since Confederation (Simon Fraser University)
- Book Review: Kenneth C. Burt, The Search for a Civic Voice: California Latino Politics (Claremont, CA: 2007)
Journal of the West 47, no. 1 (Winter 2008), 106.
- History Associates William H. Ellison Prize
- California Labor and Employment Research Fund Mini-Grant
April 2009; January 2008
- History Associates Robert L. Kelley Fellowship
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
May 2005-May 2008
- University of California Regents Special Fellowship
September 2004-June 2009
- “Moving to Integration? The Origins and Limitations of Chicago's Gautreaux Assisted Housing Program."
Negotiating Legal Boundaries Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2009.
- “The Other ‘Gautreaux Program’: The Struggle for Scattered-Site Public Housing in Chicago, 1966-1997”
Colloquium in Work, Politics, and Culture in Twentieth-Century America, University of California, Santa Barbara, December 2008.
- “Upholding the Right to Discriminate: The California Real Estate Association and the Fight Against Fair Housing Law”
Policy History Conference, St. Louis, May 2008.
- “‘The Realtors’ Amendment’: The California Real Estate Association, Planned Segregation, and the Passage of Proposition 14”
The History of Capitalism in North America, Harvard University, October 2006.
- “Community Control and the Vertical Ghetto: Interrogating Notions of White Backlash in Forest Hills, Queens, 1970-1975”
New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference, York University, February 2004.