Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and Distinguished Service Professor in Harvard University’s History Department. Her scholarly interests range widely across the 20th century, including urban history, the built environment, material culture, consumerism, racial and ethnic experience, and the connections between culture and politics. Cohen's most recent book is Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (2019), which won the Bancroft Prize. Cohen’s previous books include Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 (1990), also winner of the Bancroft Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer, and A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003). She is co-author with David Kennedy and Margaret O’Mara of a widely used college and AP US history textbook, The American Pageant. Her current work is a comparative study of individuals’ and communities’ experience coping with deindustrialization in the US and France. Her writings have appeared in edited volumes, academic journals, and popular venues, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and American Prospect. From 2011-18, Cohen was dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEH, ACLS, and the Radcliffe Institute. Cohen is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians. She has been the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and is a former president of the Urban History Association.