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TERMS   JULY 1, 2012 - JUNE 30, 2014   |   JULY 1, 2011 - JUNE 30, 2013

July 1, 2012- June 30, 2014
Carl Abbott

Co-editor, Pacific Historical Review
Co-editor, Journal of the American Planning Association
Urban Studies & Planning - Urban & Public Affairs
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, USA
<abbottc at>

USA -- 20th Century urban planning history; urban revitalization policy; regional development
Robert Fairbanks

Department of History
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas, USA
<fairbank at> | Web:

USA -- Urban planning; housing; politics; Southern U.S.
Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin

Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Paris, France
<implementation at>

France; USA; Canada -- Urban planning; economic, cultural and social changes on the urban sphere; social/environmental costs along with the spatial inequalities of metropolitanization processes (along with globalization); sustainable development for city-regions; thinking about the comparative perspective in a global era
David C. Hammack

Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History
Department of History
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
<david.hammack at> | Web:

USA; Comparative Western Europe -- Politics; power; non-profit organizations and other institutions
Alison Isenberg
President, SACRPH
Professor of History
Princeton University
New Jersey, USA 
< isenberg at > 
USA -- Urban; built environment; business culture
Nancy H. Kwak

Assistant Professor of History
Univeristy of California at San Diego
California, USA 
<nhkwak at > | Web:

20th Century USA -- Transnational, international, and comparative approaches to American urban history; urban planning; public housing
Nora Lafi

Researcher (BMBF)
Zentrum Moderner Orient
Berlin, Germany, Europe
<lafinora at> | Web:

Ottoman Empire, Middle-East, North-Africa, Islamic Cities -- Ottoman Studies; Urban Studies
Specializing in: Ottoman governance of diversity; Municipal institutions in the Ottoman Empire; Civil society in an Islamic context; Gender relations in an urban and islamic context; Colonial cities (race and town planning)
Andrew J. May

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
History Discipline Chair
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
<a.may at> | Web:

Australasia -- Public space, city encyclopedias, transnational municipalism, suburban culture, colonial cities, urban ritual, itinerant economies
Charles H. Nilon

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, USA
<nilonc at> | Web:

USA -- Contemporary ecology
Janice Reiff

Department of History
University of California-LA
Los Angeles, California, USA
<jreiff at> | Web:

USA; Germany, Europe -- Labor; community; race; ethnicity

July 1, 2011- June 30, 2013
Colette Apelian

Art Department, Arts and Cultural Studies
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, CA
<colette.apelian at> | Web:

World of Islam -- Architecture; Urban Planning; Preservation
Harvey J. Graff

Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies &
Professor of English and History
Department of English
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA
<graff.40 at> | Web:

USA; Comparative Western Europe -- Urban, social, and cultural; education and literacy
Richard S. Harris

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
<harrisr at> | Web:

Canada; India; USA -- Housing; home finance and construction; home improvement; suburban development; urban social and historical geography; twentieth-century cities
Carola Hein

Growth and Structure of Cities Program
Bryn Mawr College
Pennsylvania, USA
<chein at> | Web:

Europe; Japan; World -- Architecture; urban planning. Especially post-war/post-disaster rebuilding, capital cities, capitals of Europe, architectural and urban competitions, port cities, global architecture of oil, international exchange of architectural and planning ideas
Kenneth T. Jackson

Department of History
Columbia University
New York City, New York, USA
<ktj1 at> | Web:

USA, New York -- Urban and suburban history
Sean Purdy 
Amanda I. Seligman

Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies 
Department of History
University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
<seligman at UWM.EDU > | Web:

USA: Chicago and Milwaukee -- Cities and suburbs in the postwar US; community organizing; public policy; race

Ulf Zimmerman

Director (Interim)
Ph.D. Program in International Conflict Management 
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
<uzimmerm at>

Europe: Berlin and Germany; USA -- Public administration; literature


Lisa KellerSUNY-Purchase
<Lisa.Keller at>
Janet Bednarek

Department of History
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, USA
<Janet.Bednarek at>

USA -- Aviation history; impact of aviation on American landscape


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