Curriculum Vitae


James M. Page Professor and Chair
Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
School of Architecture
University of Virginia

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Ph.D. 1977 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. 1974 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. 1972 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


How Women Saved the City. 2001. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [View Table of Contents]

Balancing Act: Motherhood, Marriage and Employment Among American Women (with Suzanne M. Bianchi) 1996. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Gendered Spaces. 1992. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. [View Table of Contents]

Introduction to Sociology. 3rd edition. 1991. (with Lewis A. Coser, Steven L. Nock, and Patricia Steffan). New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

American Women in Transition (with Suzanne M. Bianchi). 1986. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Back to the City: Issues in Neighborhood Renovation (Edited with Shirley Laska), 1980. Elmsford, N.Y.: Pergamon Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals

“Safe Havens for Cleveland’s Virtuous Women, 1868-1928” Journal of Planning History 3 (Nov 2004): 267-291.

“What Happened to Gender Relations on the Way from Chicago to Los Angeles?” City and Community 1 (June 2002):155-167.

“Redemptive places, charitable choice, and welfare reform” Journal of the American Planning Association 67 (Summer 2001):249-262.

"Direct and default policies in the transformation of public housing" Journal of Urban Affairs 17 (1995): 357-376.

"Sustainability, feminist visions, and the utopian tradition" Journal of Planning Literature 9 (February 1995): 362-369.

"Gendered spaces and women's status" Sociological Theory 11 (July 1993): 137-151.

"'Been heres' and 'come heres': Negotiating conflicting community identities" Journal of the American Planning Association 59 (Spring 1993): 156-171.

"Creating and defending links among teaching, research, and public service" Journal of Planning Education and Research 12 (Fall 1992): 77-79.

"A gentrification research agenda for the 1990s" Journal of Urban Affairs 14 (1992): 125-134.

"The effect of residential mobility and household composition on housing quality." Urban Affairs Quarterly 25 (June 1990): 659-683.

"Why higher income households move to central cities" Journal of Urban Affairs 11 (1989): 283-299.

"The effect of changing household composition on neighborhood satisfaction" Urban Affairs Quarterly 23 (June 1988): 581-600.

"An examination of residential preferences in the suburban era" Sociological Focus 21 (January 1988):

"Neighborhood revitalization and racial change: The case of Washington, D.C." Demography 22 (November 1985): 581-602 (with Barrett Lee and Debra Umberson).

"Working wives and mothers", Marriage and Family Review 7. (Summer 1984): 77-98 (with Kristin Moore and Suzanne M. Bianchi).
      Reprinted in Beth B. Hess and Marvin B. Sussman (eds.).
      Women and the Family: Two Decades of Change
      New York: Haworth Press, 1984.

"Racial inequalities in housing: An examination of recent trends", Demography 19 (February 1982): 37-52 (with Suzanne M. Bianchi and Reynolds Farley).
      Reprinted in Jamshid A. Momeni (ed.) Race, Ethnicity, and
      Minority Housing in the United States
Westport, Conn.:
      Greenwood Press, 1986.

"Black-to-white successions in central city housing: Limited evidence of urban revitalization", Urban Affairs Quarterly 15 (June 1980): 381-396.

"Urban policy and planning in the wake of gentrification; Anticipating renovators' demands". Journal of the American Planning Association 45 (October 1979): 523-531 (with Shirley Laska).
      Reprinted in Symposium on Neighborhood Revitalization,
      Chicago, Ill.: American Planning Association, 1979.

"Race relations and residential segregation in New Orleans: Two centuries of paradox", Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 441 (January 1979): 82-96.

"City-suburban socioeconomic differences among American Blacks" Social Forces 56 (September 1977): 15-20 (with Wade Clark Roof).

"Residential segregation in southern cities: 1970" Social Forces 55 (September 1976): 59-71 (with Wade Clark Roof and Thomas L. Van Valey).

Other Publications

“Florence Kelley” and “Robert Woods” invited entries for Encyclopedia of the City. Roger Caves (ed). Forthcoming 2004. Routledge.

“Women and Public Space” invited entry for Encyclopedia of American Urban History. Forthcoming. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

"Gender and place" International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Neil Smelser and Paul Baltes (eds). Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press ( 2001).

“Mother’s Day and Other Days” Public Perspective (July/August 2000):17-19 (with Suzanne M. Bianchi).

“Societal Trends: The Aging Baby Boom and Women’s Increased Independence” Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey Symposium. Searching for Solutions: A Policy Discussion Series. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (1999).

"Black women as city builders" in Kristine Miranne and Alma Young (eds) Gendering the City: Women, Boundaries, and Visions of Urban Life. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield (1999).

"The debate in the United States over immigration" U.S. Society and Values: Electronic Journal of the U.S. Information Agency Vol. 4, No. 2: 17-20 (June 1999).

"America's Diversity: On the Edge of Two Centuries" Reports on America, Vol. 1, No. 2. Washington, D.C.: Population Reference Bureau (May 1999).

"The family balancing act" in James Hughes and Joseph Seneca (eds). America's Changing Demographic Tapestry: Public Policy Challenges. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press (1999).

"More marginal than thou: Feminist identities in academia" in Dennis Crow (ed) Geography and Identity: Living and Exploring the Geopolitics of Identity Washington, D.C.: Maisonneuve Press (1997).

“Women, Work, and Family in America” (with Suzanne M. Bianchi) Population Bulletin 51, No.3. Washington, D.C.: Population Reference Bureau (December 1996).

“Gendered Spaces” pp. 340-342 in Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner (eds.) The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press (1995).

"Public housing and the Beguinage" pp. 256-270 in Judith Garber and Robyne Turner (eds.) Gender in Urban Research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications (1995).

"The spatial foundations of men's friendships and men's power" pp. 59-73 in Peter Nardi (ed.) Men's Friendships. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications (1992).

"Housing quality and affordability among female householders" pp. 86-108 in Dowell Myers (ed.) Housing Demography. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press (1990).

"New Orleans renovators two years later: Fad or urban residential commitment?", with Shirley Laska, pp. 103-127 in John Palen and Bruce London (eds.) Gentrification, Displacement, and Neighborhood Revitalization. State University of New York Press (1984 ).

"Social and demographic analysis" pp. 118-127 in Howard Freeman, Russell Dynes, Peter Rossi, and William H. Whyte (eds.) Applied Sociology. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers (1983).

"Indicators of urban revitalization: Racial and socioeconomic changes in central city housing" pp. 27-41 in Shirley Laska and Daphne Spain (eds.) Back to the City: Issues in Neighborhood Renovation. Elmsford, N.Y.: Pergamon Press (1980).

Awards and Honors

1999 Harrison Teaching Award, University of Virginia
1999 Research Grant, The Graham Foundation
1995 Visiting Summer Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY

Invited Presentations (Selected)

“Lessons from Women who Saved the City” 5th Annual S.D. Clark Lecture in Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 23 October 2003

“Approaching the Incessant City” Urban Affairs Presidential Symposium. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. 23 October 2002.

“Friendly Aid to New Americans: Religious Origins of the Settlement House Movement” 19th Annual Henry Whitney Bellows Lecture, The Unitarian Church of All Souls, New York, NY. 3 March 2002.

“The YWCA: Sisters in City Building” Annual meeting of the YWCA of New York City, New York, NY. 27 February 2002.

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, interviewed by Ray Suarez on How Women Saved the City, aired 10 September 2001.

“The First Measured Century” PBS documentary interview first aired 20 December 2000.

“Redemptive places and civic life” Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. 13 October 2000.

Testimony on "American Women: Three Decades of Change" for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. House and Senate, Congressional Hearings on the Role of Women in the Labor Market, Washington, DC, November 9, 1983.

Testimony on "Urban Revitalization and Displacement" for the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Consultation on Housing, Washington, D.C.: September 26 and 27, 1983; published in A Sheltered Crisis: The State of Fair Housing in the Eighties. Washington, DC (1983): 178-188.

Selected Professional Service

    2003-present Board of Trustees, Society for American City and Regional Planning History
    2002-present Editorial Board, Journal of the American Planning Association
    2002-present Governing Board, Urban Affairs Association
    1995-present Editorial Board, Journal of Planning Education and Research
    1994-present Site Visitor Pool, Planning Accreditation Board

January 2005

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