Associate Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies


Samuel Zipp is a cultural, intellectual, and urban historian with particular interest in 20th century cities, United States cultural and political history since World War II, the built environment, and nonfiction writing. He has written articles and reviews for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Reviews in American History, The Baffler, Metropolis, American Quarterly, American Literary History, The Journal of Urban History, Cabinet, and In These Times. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. His book Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York is available from Oxford University Press. He has also co-edited Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, published by Random House.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas