Assistant Professor of History School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Brent Cebul is an Assistant Professor of History and teaches courses on 20th century U.S. urban and political history. His first book, Illusions of Progress: Business, Poverty, and Liberalism in the American Century is under contract with Penn Press. In addition to writing for the Washington PostThe New Republic, and The Atlantic’s CityLab, he co-edited the volume, Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (Chicago, 2019) and was a lead PI on Renewing Inequality, a digital historical mapping project on the federal urban renewal program.