Amanda Seligman

  • Professor, History
  • Affiliated Professor, Urban Studies


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

Courses Taught

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

Teaching Interests

  • Poverty
  • US Cities
  • Urban Studies

Research Interests

  • Urban
  • Chicago and Milwaukee
  • Public Policy
  • Graduate School

Related Activities

Selected Publications

Seligman, Amanda I., and Anderson, Margo J. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee .
Seligman, Amanda I. “Neighborhoods, Immigrants, and Ethnic Americans” Oxford Handbook on American Immigration and Ethnicity Ed. Bayor, Ronald H. Oxford University Press. (2016).
Seligman, Amanda I. Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2016.
Oliker, Stacey J., and Seligman, Amanda I. “Understanding Family and Medical Leave at a Large Public University” Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe Ed. Anderson, Erin, and Solomon, Catherine R. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (2015): 137-156.
Graf, Ann M., Seligman, Amanda I., and Anderson, Margo J. Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press. 2014.
Seligman, Amanda I. “Teaching Wikipedia without Apologies” Writing History in the Digital Age Ed. Dougherty, Jack, and Nawrotzki, Kristen. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. (2013): 121-129.
Seligman, Amanda I. “Urban History Encyclopedias: Public, Digital, Scholarly Projects” The Public Historian 35.2 (2013): 23-34.
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.
Seligman, Amanda I. “‘But Burn, No’—The Rest of the Crowd in Three Civil Disorders in 1960s Chicago” The Journal of Urban History (2011).