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Andrew J Diamond
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Université Paris-Sorbonne
49, rue de Lancy


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About My Work
Building on the insights of social and cultural historians who have rewritten political history from the “bottom up,” my work seeks to examine the interactions between the micro and the macro, with special attention to the ways that national and international economic forces and circumstances reconfigured communities, while shaping and constraining grassroots politics. More recently, I have been especially interested in developing new approaches to understanding on the ground level how economizing logics have penetrated political and social life, and how neoliberal frames—the market, choice, privatization, competition, and austerity—have shaped the political cultures of metropolitan places in the mid and late twentieth centuries. I find that the politics of race has been a critical dimension of this story.
Neoliberal Places : Politics, Policy, and the Remaking of Urban America in the Late Twentieth Century (New York: New York University Press, under evaluation), co-edited with Thomas Sugrue

Chicago on the Make : Race and Inequality in a Modern City (Oakland: University of California Press, 2017)

Histoire de Chicago (Paris: Fayard, 2013), co-written with Pap Ndiaye

Mean Streets: Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908-1969 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2009)

«The Long March Toward Neoliberalism : Race and Housing in the Postwar Metropolis», Journal of Urban History 36 (6), November 2010, p. 922-929.
Professional Associations
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
French Assocication of American Studies (AFEA)
Urban History Association (UHA)