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Lisa Keller

Professor of History

Lisa Keller, professor of history and member of the interdisciplinary gender studies faculty, specializes in trans-Atlantic (England and the U.S.), women’s, and urban history. She has published on New York, London, and Westchester County. She is executive editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City (second edition). Her book Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York and London (Columbia University Press, 2008) received the Herbert H. Lehman Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the New York Academy of History in 2012 and the Urban History Association Best Book Award in 2009.

She serves as a historical consultant for the Museum of the City of New York and directs the Purchase College History project. She also is an adjunct research scholar in the history department at Columbia University, where she serves as chair of the Seminar on the City, University Seminars.

Keller founded the journalism program at Purchase College in 1998 and directed it for 10 years. She is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service (2005), a Gilder-Lehrman Fellowship in American Civilization (2000), and an NEH grant for local history (1996).