Foulkes, Julia

Julia Foulkes

Julia  Foulkes
PhD, History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor of History, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

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Areas of Expertise:
Arts and urbanization, New York City, dance, The New School
Julia Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. She is the author of Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey, To the City: Urban Photographs of the New Deal, and has edited journal volumes on the history of the arts and urbanization. She is currently writing a biography of the musical and film West Side Story as well as a comprehensive study on the rise of Lincoln Center. Along with Mark Larrimore, she is also leading efforts to research the history of The New School and oversees the, which is devoted to that pursuit. 
Courses Taught:
  • Art and Social Engagement
  • New York City
  • Art + City
  • Cultural Policy
  • Who New?: A History of The New School
Recent Publications:

A Place for Us: A Cultural History of West Side Story (forthcoming 2016)

"Dancing in the Streets: The Arts in Postwar U.S. Cities," ed. with Aaron Shkuda, Journal of Urban History (2015)

To the City: Urban Photographs of The New Deal (2010)

The Arts in Place, special volume of the Journal of Social History (editor) (December 2010)

“Streets and Stages: Urban Renewal and the Arts after World War II,” Journal of Social History (2010)

Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey (2002)

“Politics and Culture in the 1930s and 1940s,” in A Companion to American Cultural History, ed. Karen Halttunen (2008)

“The Other West Side Story: Urbanization and the Arts Meet at Lincoln Center,” Amerikastudien (2007)


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