Posted on Historian MICHAEL KATZ visiting in October, 2013
Michael Katz is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a resident fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies (Princeton), the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; he also has held a fellowship from the Open Society Institute. His work has focused on the history of American education; the history of urban social structure and family organization; and the history of social welfare and poverty.
Publications: Recent books include Why Don’t American Cities Burn and the forthcoming book The Underserving Poor: America’s Enduring Confrontation with Poverty. Earlier works include In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America; Reconstructing American Education; The Social Organization of Early Industrial Capitalism; The “Underclass” Debate: Views from History; Improving Poor People: the Welfare State, the “Underclass” and Urban Schools as History; and The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State.