Book Chapters

“1964 and the State of the City,” in Arthur Molella and Scott Knowles, eds., World’s Fairs in the Cold War (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

  • My chapter, “1964 and the State of the City,” discusses how the 1964 World's Fair contained rumblings of urban conflict in New York City about racism and urban renewal.

 

“The 1939 World’s Fair,” “The 1964 World’s Fair,” and several other entries in Andrew Smith, ed. Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

  • I contributed ten essays to this collection, including pieces on food at both New York World's Fairs, Halvah, Balducci's, Gristedes, and Queens. 


“Plump, Moist, and a Bit of a Chump: Facing the Future with Elmer at the 1939 World’s Fair,” in Meet Me at the Fair: A World’s Fair Reader (Pittsburgh: ETC Press, 2013).

  • My essay, “Plump, Moist, and a Bit of a Chump: Facing the Future with Elmer at the 1939 World’s Fair,” talked about the 1939 World's Fair mascot, Elmer, and how he was a device to assuage fears about modernity and technology and part of the fair's Americanist turn during its second season, when war was breaking out in Europe. 

Select Blog Posts

"To Queens, With Love," The Metropole, 2021. 

"Schlep in the City: Walking Broadway," Urban Archive, 2020.

Funding The World Of Tomorrow: Public-Private Partnerships and The 1939 World’s Fair," The Metropole, 2019.

  • winner, the Urban History Association's Graduate Student Blogging Award, 2019.

"Brooklyn-Queens Day: New York's Persistent Holiday," Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2018.

"Before Stonewall," Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2017.

Exhibition Reviews

"Henry Chalfant: Art Vs. Transit, 1977-1987Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2020.

"Building For Us: Stories Of Homesteading And Cooperative Housing," Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2019.

"Leafy Blocks And Working Docks: Tracing Queer Community In Pre-Stonewall Brooklyn" The Metropole, 2019.

"Density’s Child: How Housing Density Shaped New York," Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2019.

Interviews

"Repowering Cities: An Interview With Sara Hughes," Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2020.

"A Documentary History Of Stonewall: An Interview With Marc Stein,Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2019.

"Teaching Lenape History: An Interview With Pilar Jefferson,Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2019.

"Interpreting Irish Immigration: An Interview With Jackie Dinas,Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, 2018.