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Teaching Areas:

  • Urban and Suburban History
  • Political and Social History
  • Public Policy

Matthew D. Lassiter is Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Princeton University Press, 2006, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America series), winner of the 2007 Lillian Smith Award presented by the Southern Regional Council. His article for the Journal of Urban History, "The Suburban Origins of 'Color-Blind' Conservatism: Middle-Class Consciousness in the Charlotte Busing Crisis," was republished in The Best American History Essays 2006 (Palgrave). He is also coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The Moderates' Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 1998). His current book project is The Suburban Crisis: The Pursuit and Defense of the American Dream.

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Faculty Full-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

David Bieri Harley Etienne Jonathan Levine
Scott Campbell Robert Goodspeed Richard Norton
Lan Deng Joe Grengs Ana Paula Pimentel Walker
Margaret Dewar Lesli Hoey June Manning Thomas
Eric Dueweke Larissa Larsen  

Faculty Part-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

María Arquero de Alarcón Kimberley Kinder Monica Ponce de Leon
Robert Fishman Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick David Thacher
Douglas Kelbaugh Martin Murray  

Lecturers Part-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

Peter Allen Paul Fontaine Julie Steiff
Philip D'Anieri Jeffrey Kahan  

Affiliated Faculty

Barry N. Checkoway Lidia Kostyniuk Matthew Lassiter

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