Historian of 20th century cities, public policy, and economic thought
Daniel is a doctoral candidate in History at New York University as well as the Louis Galambos National Fellow in Business and Politics at the Hagley Library and Jefferson National Scholars Foundation. His dissertation, entitled “In Debt to Growth: Real Estate and the Political Economy of Public Finance in New York City, 1880-1973,” explores the intersection of urban planning and fiscal policy in American cities between the Gilded Age and the Postwar eras. He defended his dissertation in May of 2020 under the supervision of Andrew Needham, Thomas Sugrue, Kim Phillips-Fein, Mason Williams, Owen Gutfreund, and Robin Einhorn.
His writing has been featured in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Journal of Tourism History, the Harvard Business History Review, and the Journal of Social History. He has taught undergraduate courses as the instructor of record at the Tandon School of Engineering, Hunter College, the College of Staten Island, City College, and Bronx Community College. He has also served as a curatorial fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, and director of research for Civworld at Demos.