URDS Graduate and Adjunct, Catherine McNeur, Wins Prize for Best Dissertation

18 Apr



Urban Design and Architecture Studies graduate (2002) and Yale Ph.D (2012), Catherine McNeur, wrote her dissertation on New York City in the 1850’s.  The topic is the role of pigs in the food supply and it addresses  immigration, politics, food , and  local consumption.  The dissertation , “The ‘Swinish Multitude’ and Fashionable Promenades: Battles over Public Space in New York City, 1815-1865,” will soon be a book published by Harvard University Press.

Please join us in congratulating her; we just received word that she was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation from the American Society for Environmental History.


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