Daniel Amsterdam

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • Development Studies Program
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Office Location:
Old CE Building G18

Dan Amsterdam's research and teaching focus on modern U.S. political history, urban history, and the history of American social policy. He has authored, co-authored, and/or edited pieces that have appeared in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of Urban Affairs, the History of Education Quarterly, and in essay collections focused on American politics and political economy. His book, Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2016. Among other projects, he is working on an intellectual and political history tracing the end of court-ordered school desegregation and its impact on school resegregation in the United States. He is a two-time recipient of Georgia Tech's Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award and has also received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the student advisory board of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.; Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies.
  • Brown University, M.A.T.
  • Yale University, B.A.
Research Fields:
  • Global Cities and Urban Society
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
  • United States
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Governance
  • HIST-2112: United States since 1877
  • HTS-2101: Research Methods
  • HTS-3011: City in American Hist
  • HTS-4001: Seminar in US History
  • HTS-4011: Seminar in Sociology
  • HTS-6101: Soc & Pol Hist of U.S.