Paige Glotzer

Assistant Professor & John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Chair in the History 的 American Politics, Institutions, 和 Political Economy


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Paige Glotzer


I research the history 的 housing segregation in the nineteenth 和 twentieth century. My first book, entitled How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers 和 the Business 的 Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960, was published by Columbia University Press as part of its Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism series. It charts how suburban developers, including Baltimore’s Roland Park Company, ushered in modern housing segregation with the help of transnational financiers, real estate institutions, 和 public policymakers. The effects of their efforts continue to be felt today. Portions 的 my research have been published in the Journal 的 Urban History 和 Public Seminar. My work has also been featured in The Atlantic’s CityLab 和 Time.

I am also interested in the connections between the rise 的 Jim Crow and colonialism 和 slavery worldwide. I recently completed a digital project that maps the British investors who financed one 的 the first segregated suburbs in the United States. In keeping with this turn toward global urban history, my next project will focus on the interactions between American realtors 和 Latin American consumers in the mid-twentieth century.

My teaching interests include U.S. history, transnational history, cities, business, 和 politics. Regardless of the specific topic, I alert students to the historical dimension 的 processes they might take to be natural.

In addition to conducting research and teaching, I have been invited to lead tours 和 give talks on urban history.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., New York University


Selected Publications

Selected Awards

  • Fall Research Competition, University of Wisconsin-Madison Office 的 the Vice Chancellor for Research 和 Graduate Education
  • UW-Madison Center for the Humanities First Book Award
  • Austin Kerr Prize for Best First Paper Presented at the Business History Conference
  • Maryl和 Historical Society Lord Baltimore Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins University Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Advisor To

History Courses