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I am a historian of American capitalism working on the twentieth-century consumer goods economy. I research critical turns in touristic planning from the New Deal to the present.
Advisor: Larry Glickman
Histories of Capitalism
- Modern American History
- History of Capitalism
- City and Regional Planning
- Cornell University, ILR School
- Department of City and Regional Planning
- Cornell AAP
Economic planning and its many failures. My dissertation work looks at developments of large scale economic planning in destination tourism. I analyze the making and management of themed experiences, with emphasis on tensions between quality control and innovation. For my case studies, I examine Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (the late-1940s to the mid-1980s). More broadly, I am interested in histories of economic thought, economic geography, strategic planning, public-private partnerships, municipal governance, and architectures of commercial consumption.