Lily Geismer, Ph.D.
Lily Geismer's teaching and research focuses on the intersections of political realignment, public policy, grassroots social movements and metropolitan history since World War II. Her first book Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party will be released in December 2014. She is currently beginning work on a new project that will examine the privatization of public policy, and the increasing promotion of market-based and individualist ideology to address social inequality by both political parties since the 1960s.
Selected Research and Publications
“Good Neighbors for Fair Housing: Suburban Liberalism and Racial Inequality in Metropolitan Boston,” Journal of Urban History (May 2013 vol. 39 no. 3), 454-477
“More Than Megachurches: Liberal Religion and Politics in the Suburbs” in Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in the 20th Century United States, ed. Andrew Preston, Bruce Schulman, and Julian Zelizer forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015
“Kennedy’s Liberalism” in A Companion to John F. Kennedy, ed. Marc Silverstone, Wiley-Blackwell 2014
“Overcoming the Gender and Political History Divide: Teaching and Studying Post-1945 United States History,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (March 2012): 28-30.
Selected Awards and Affiliations
Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities, 2014-2015
Urban History Association Board of Directors, 2014-16
Co-Host, Urban History Association Podcast, 2014-present
Co-organizer, Los Angeles History & Metropolitan Studies Group, Huntington Library, 2012-present
Lily Geismer, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorEducation: Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Brown UniversityDepartment(s): HistoryOffice Hours: On Leave 2015-2016Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (909) 607-2933Address: Kravis Center 210Curriculum Vitae: LGeismer.pdf
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