Dr. Rosemary Wakeman

Associate Professor, Ph.D, California Davis
Modern France , 20th Century Europe , Urban History

wakeman wakemanRosemary Wakeman is the author of Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse, 1945-1975 (Harvard, 1998) and editor of Themes in Modern European History, 1945 to the Present (Routledge, 2003). She is currently working on a book-length study of Paris in the 1940s and 1950s and on a special issue of French Politics,Culture & Society on the "Renovation of Les Halles" in Paris. She also recently co-edited (with Charles Rearick) a special issue on Paris for French Historical Studies. She has published numerous articles on French urban history, including most recently “Dreaming the New Atlantis: Science and the Planning of Technopolis in France,” Osiris,18 (July 2003).

Professor Wakeman is also Director of the Urban Studies Program at Fordham University, and teaches as an Invited Professor at the Institut d'urbanisme de Paris at the University of Paris XII. She writes frequently on urban waterfronts and port cities including “Les Villes Portuaires Nord Américaines,” in Villes Portuaires dans le Développement Durable, Michèle Collin, ed. (Harmattan, 2003). She also contributes regularly to the Revue Urbanisme such as the recent "Aéroport Kennedy, New York: Rehabilitation du terminal d'Eero Saarinen," 341(March-April 2005).

Professor Wakeman teaches undergraduate courses on the European City, Maritime Cities, and the Social History of Architecture as well as on Modern France and 20th Century Europe. She also offers graduate courses on Late Modern Europe, European Urban History, Modern France, and on Modernism and the Avant-Garde.

History Department