Timothy R. White

teaches urban and modern U.S. history as an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ. He has led many walking tours for students and visiting groups in New York City and Jersey City, and more recently he has led tours of Cusco, Madrid, Barcelona, Athens, and Shanghai while teaching study abroad courses. He has scholarly interests in the dynamics of neighborhood change, post-industrial cities, and theatrical history, which led him write “Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater” (2015) for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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From Lviv to New York City, walking tours are a unique form of teaching and public history, transcending the everyday interactions of the classroom. On an urban walking tour, students go to the city but the city also comes to them, often in unexpected ways. This course will provide students with a focused analysis of the walking tour as a tool for higher education and for public history.