Nancy Kwak

Nancy Kwak is interested in the evolution of cities and urban spaces in the 20th century, with a particular focus on the role of planners, architects, and policymakers in reshaping neighborhoods and communities. While trained specifically in U.S. urban history, she currently pursues transnational, international, and comparative approaches to American urban history.

Kwak is an associate professor of history at University of California, San Diego, where she is also an affiliate of the Urban Studies and Planning Department. She is the author of A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid, published in 2015 University of Chicago Press.

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