University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., History, May 2002 Dissertation: “Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Politics and the Suburbanization of Science, 1945-1970” Winner, 2002 Best Dissertation in Urban History (without geographic restriction), Urban History Association
B.A., History and English, June 1992
Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Book Chapters and Articles:
“The Uses of the Foreign Student,” Social Science History [special issue on Clark Kerr‟s The Uses of the University, ed. Michael Bernstein], forthcoming.
“Beyond Town and Gown: University Economic Development and the Legacy of the Urban Crisis,” The Journal of Technology Transfer [special issue on the university and economic development, ed. Maryann Feldman and Shiri Breznitz], forthcoming.
“The influence of foreign direct investment on land use changes and regional planning in developing- world megacities: a Bangalore case study,” with Karen C. Seto, in Megacities: Action Models and Strategic Solutions, ed. Frauke Kraas, Günter Dill, Günther Mertins and Ulrich Nitschke (Routledge, 2010).
“From Bangalore to the Bay Area: Comparing Transportation and Activity Accessibility as Drivers of Urban Growth,” with Michael K. Reilly and Karen C. Seto, Landscape and Urban Planning 92 (2009), 24-33.
“Landscapes of Knowledge: History and the Evolving Geography of High Technology,” [special issue on “The Future Metropolitan Landscape,” ed. Peter Bosselman] Places 19:1 (Spring 2007).
“Cold War Politics and Scientific Communities: The Case of Silicon Valley,” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, May 2006.
“Uncovering the City in the Suburb,” in The New Suburban History, edited by Kevin Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, May 2006.
“Suburbia Reconsidered: Race, Politics, and Property in the Twentieth-Century Metropolis,” Journal of Social History (September 2005).