Professor of American History
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Tim Gilfoyle teaching his two favorite students, two-year old Maria Gilfoyle(1997, left) and 18-month old Danielle Gilfoyle (2000, right), how to read history.
Timothy J. Gilfoyle is professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches American urban and social history. He is the author of A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (W.W. Norton, 2006) which received the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association was a selection for the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, and the Quality Paperback Book Club. It was named one of the "Best Books of 2006" by the Chicago Tribune and the London Times; Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (University of Chicago Press and the Chicago Historical Society, 2006) which was also named one of the "Best Books of 2006" by the Chicago Tribune and a "Season's Selection" by the San Francisco Chronicle; and City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992) which was awarded the Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians and the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association. Gilfoyle was educated at Columbia University (B.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1987) and has published over fifty articles in journals such as American Quarterly, Prospects, New York History, The Missouri Review, and the Atlantic Monthly. He writes a regular "Making History" feature in Chicago History based on oral history interviews he collects for the Chicago Historical Society. Gilfoyle is an associate editor of the Journal of Urban History (responsible for assigning recently published books in U.S. urban history for review), a co-editor (with Kathleen Neils Conzen, James R. Grossman and Becky Nicolaides) of the "Historical Studies in Urban America" series of the University of Chicago Press, and has served on the editorial boards for New York History, The Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press, 1995), The Encyclopedia of Chicago History (University of Chicago Press, 2004 ), and the New-York Journal of American History. He is a member of the board of directors for the Chicago Metro History Education Center and a trustee of the Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society). Gilfoyle has been a Minow Family Foundation Fellow (2001-02), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow (1998-99), a Senior Fellow at the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (1997) and a N.E.H./Lloyd Lewis Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago (1993-94). He is currently completing two books: The Flash Press: Sporting Men's Weeklies in the 1840s, coauthored with Patricia Cline Cohen and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz to be published by the University of Chicago Press; and an edited version of The Autobiography of George Appo for Rutgers University Press in the series "Subterranean Lives: Chroniclers of Alternative America," edited by Brad Verter.
History 103H: Modern Western Civilizations: American Pluralism
History 103W: Modern Western Civilizations: American Pluralism
History 112: American Civilization since the Civil War, 1865- 2006
History 201: American Civilization to the Civil War, 1000-1865
History 291: Junior Colloquium: The City in American History
History 300: Building Metropolis: A Social History of American Urban Architecture
History 396: Global Cities: A History of International Urbanization
History 396: History of Crime and Deviance in the Anglo-American World (old)
History 392: The History of Sexuality in the United States
History 396H: Honors Colloquim: History of Crime and Deviance in the Anglo-American World
History 442: Women, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. History
History 450: Social and Cultural History of the American City
History 460: Urban America
revised 16 January 2007 with much help from Adam Stewart and Lillian Hardison.
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