Amanda Seligman

Professor and Chair
 (414) 229-4565
 Holton Hall 346


PhD, Northwestern University, History (1999)
AB, Princeton University, Classics (1991)

Research Interests

Chicago and Milwaukee
Public Policy
Graduate School

Teaching Areas

US Cities
Urban Studies

Courses Offered

Hist 294 – Seminar on Historical Method – Research Techniques
Hist 460 – The History of Poverty in America
Hist 971 – History of American Urban Problems

Other Activities

Senior Editor, Encyclopedia of Milwaukee
Series Editor, Historical Studies of Urban America, University of Chicago Press

Selected Publications

Seligman, Amanda I. “Neighborhoods, Immigrants, and Ethnic Americans.” Oxford Handbook on American Immigration and Ethnicity. Oxford University Press, (In Progress) .
Seligman, Amanda I. Neighbors: The History of Block Clubs in Chicago. University of Chicago Press, (In Progress) .
Seligman, Amanda I., and Anderson, Margo J. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Northern Illinois University Press, (In Progress) .
Oliker, Stacey J., and Seligman, Amanda I. “Understanding Family and Medical Leave at a Large Public University.” Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe. Lexington Books, (2015).
Graf, Ann M., Seligman, Amanda I., and Anderson, Margo J. Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee. Marquette University Press, 2014.
Seligman, Amanda I. “Urban History Encyclopedias: Public, Digital, Scholarly Projects.” The Public Historian 35.2 (2013): 23-34.
Seligman, Amanda I. “Teaching Wikipedia without Apologies.” Writing History in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press, (2013): 121-129.
Seligman, Amanda I. Is Graduate School Really for You: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master’s or PhD. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.