Dylan Gottlieb

  • Assistant Professor, History
  • PhD Princeton University
  • MA Princeton University
  • MA Temple University
  • BA Vassar College

Teaching Interests

Modern United States; history of capitalism; urban history; labor history; business and economic history; 20th c. political history

Research Interests

Modern United States; history of capitalism; urban history; labor history; business and economic history; 20th c. political history


Dylan Gottlieb is an assistant professor in the History department, where he writes and teaches about the history of capitalism and cities in the modern United States.

He is currently working on his first book, Yuppies: Wall Street and the Remaking of New York, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. His book is the first social history of financialization—historicizing the new elites who did the work of making America more unequal in the closing decades of the twentieth century.

Dylan's research has been awarded the Herman E. Krooss Prize for Best Dissertation in Business History from the Business History Conference, the Raymond A. Mohl Paper Award from the Urban History Association, and the Catherine Bauer Wurster Article Prize from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History. His work has been supported by an NEH-Hagley Fellowship in Business, Culture, and Society at the Hagley Library and a National Fellowship from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia, as well as grants from the American Historical Association, Business History Conference, and the Graduate Fund for Excellence at Temple University.

Dylan's writing has been published in the Journal of American History, Enterprise & Society, Journal of Urban History, The Washington Post, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Utne Reader, the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Gotham, and Public Seminar.

When he's not working, Dylan can be found playing guitar, baking sourdough bread, or hanging at the playground with his kids, June and Ruth.

Professional Links

Awards and Honors

  • 2023, Fellowship in Contemporary Urban History, FZH-Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2021, Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, American Historical Association
  • 2021, Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize for best article on planning history in last two years, Society for American City and Regional Planning History
  • 2021, Herman E. Krooss Prize for Best Dissertation in Business History, Business History Conference
  • 2021, NEH-Hagley Fellowship in Business, Culture, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library
  • 2019, National Fellowship, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia
  • 2016, Raymond A. Mohl Conference Paper Award, Urban History Association
  • 2014, John Edwin Pomfret Fellowship in History, Princeton University
  • 2013, University Fellowship, Princeton University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles

  • Gottlieb, D. (2021). Krooss Prize dissertation summary: “Yuppies: Young Urban Professionals and the Making of Postindustrial New York” . Enterprise & Society, (22)
  • Gottlieb, D. (2019). "Hoboken is Burning: Yuppies, Arson, and Displacement in the Postindustrial City,". Journal of American History, (106) 390-415.
  • Gottlieb, D. (2015). Review Essay: "'Closer to Heaven’: Race and Diversity in Suburban America,". Journal of Urban History, (41)
  • Gottlieb, D. (2015). "'Dirty, Authentic…Delicious’: Yelp, Mexican Restaurants, and the Appetites of Philadelphia’s New Middle Class,". Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, (15) , 39-48.
  • Gottlieb, D. (2013). "Sixth Avenue Heartache: Race, Commemoration, and the Colorblind Consensus in Zephyrhills, Florida, 2003-2004,". Journal of Urban History , (39) November 2013 , 1085-1115.

    Book Chapters

  • Gottlieb, D. (). 1-800-BE-ANGRY: Media and White-Ethnic Conservatism in New York In Kim Phillips-Fein, Mason Williams, Johanna Fernandez, (Eds.) New Histories of New York City Since the 1970s. Forthcoming.

  • Book Reviews

  • Gottlieb, D. (2022). [Review of the book Eight book and exhibition reviews in: ]. Journal of American History, Gotham: A Blog for New York City History, Planning Perspectives, H-Urban Reviews, Journal of American Culture, Ohio Valley History, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.

  • Other(s)

  • Gottlieb, D. (2019). "Hoboken is Burning: A Conversation on Gentrification, Arson, and Displacement,” Process: A Blog For American History. (Link)
  • Gottlieb, D. (2019). "How Gentrification Caused America’s Cities to Burn," The Washington Post. (Link)
  • Gottlieb, D. (2018). “Rat Race: Why are young professionals crazy for marathons?” Public Seminar. (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Gottlieb, D. (2023). “Roundtable: “Cities and the History of Capitalism”” Presented at the Urban History Association Urban History Association Conference Pittsburgh, PA
  • Gottlieb, D. (2023). “"1-800-BE-ANGRY: Media and White-Ethnic Conservatism in New York”” Presented at the Columbia University and CUNY-Graduate Center New Histories of Post-1960s New York City New York, NY
  • Gottlieb, D. (2023). Presented at the Hoboken Historical Museum Discussant after theatrical performance of “Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime" Hoboken, NJ
  • Gottlieb, D. (2023). Presented at the OAH Organization of American Historians Conference Los Angeles
  • Gottlieb, D. (2022). “New Directions in the Political and Social History of New England” Presented at the New England Historical Association New England Historical Association Conference Bentley Univ.
  • Gottlieb, D. (2022). ““Neoliberal Development Culture”” Presented at the SACRPH SACRPH Conference New York, NY
  • Gottlieb, D. (2022). ““Good Taste: Yuppie Gourmet Culture in the Age of Inequality"” Presented at the Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society Hagley Research Seminar Wilmington, DE
  • Gottlieb, D. (2022). “"Sweatshop: The Origins of Overwork at Wall Street Law Firms”” Presented at the Business History Conference Business History Conference Mexico City, MX
  • Service

    Department Service

  • Committee Member for History Department Lecturer Search Committee 2023 - 2024
  • Admitted Student Day Open House 2023 - 2023
  • University Service

  • Committee Member for Honors Program Faculty Council 2023 - Present
  • Guest Speaker for First Year Academic Discovery Event: The Wicked Problems of [the Future of] Work 2022 - 2022
  • Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 2018 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Urban History 2016 - Present
  • Reviewer, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for Catherine Bauer Wurster article prize committee, SACRPH 2023 - 2023
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for SACRPH Conference 2021 - 2022
  • Editor, Journal for The Metropole, Urban History Association Weblog 2019 - 2022
  • Editor (Associate), Journal for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Rutgers-Camden 2015 - 2015