Office: BAC 303
Phone: (902) 585-1479
Student Drop-in Hours (Fall 2022)
Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
BA (Pittsburgh), MA (Syracuse), PhD (Toronto)
- Urban sociology
- Class, race, and gender
- Science and technology
- War and militarization
- Social science research methods
SOCI-2003-FA02, Intro to Social Research
SOCI-3163-FA01, Research Design & Analysis
SOCI-2223-WI01, Sociology of Work
SOCI-2263-WI01, City, Space, Society
SOCI-4123-WI01, Political Economy & Development
2021 Vitale, P. Nuclear Suburbs: Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).
Winner of the Philip S. Klein Book Prize from the Pennsylvania Historical Association for the best book on Pennsylvania history in 2020-21
2017 Vitale, P. “Making science suburban: the suburbanization of industrial research and the invention of ‘research man’,” Environment and Planning A 49: 2813-34.
Winner of Ashby Prize for most innovative paper published in Environment and Planning A in 2017
2016 Vitale, P. “Cradle of the Creative Class: Reinventing the figure of the scientist in Cold-War Pittsburgh,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 106: 1378-96.
2015 Vitale, P. “Decline is renewal,” Journal of Urban History 41: 34-9.
2015 Vitale, P. “Anti-communism, the growth machine, and the remaking of Cold-War-era Pittsburgh,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39: 772-87.
2011 Vitale, P. “A Model Suburb for Model Suburbanites: Order, control, and expertise in Thorncrest Village,” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 40: 41-55.
2011 Vitale, P. “Wages of War: Manufacturing nationalism during World War II,” Antipode 43: 783-819.
2011 Farish. M., and P. Vitale “Locating the American Military-Industrial Complex: An Introduction,” Antipode 43: 777-82.
2009 Vitale P. “Learning to be Suburban: The production of community in Westwood Hills, Pennsylvania, 1952-1958,” Journal of Historical Geography 35: 743-68.
2021 Vitale, P. “Properties of science: How industrial research and suburban property relations reshaped each other in Cold-War-era Pittsburgh.” Cold War Cities: Politics, Culture, and Atomic urbanism, 1945-1965, edited by Richard Brook, Martin Dodge, and Jonathan Hogg, 37-54. London: Routledge.
2018 Vitale, P., “Service economies and the American postindustrial city, 1950-present.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Oxford University Press.
2017 Vitale, P. “The Pittsburgh fairy tale,” Jacobin (June 20). https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/06/pittsburgh-tech-new-economy-manufacturing-inequality
2015 Vitale, P. “The Westinghouse ‘Atom Smasher’ was more about Pittsburgh’s atomic PR,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 1). http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2015/02/01/Pittsburgh-s-Westinghouse-atom-smasher-was-more-publicity-stunt-than-nuclear-landmark/stories/201502010057
2013 Vitale, P. “Poverty by Design: Pittsburgh suburbs have long been home to the poor,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 8). http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2013/12/08/Poverty-by-design/stories/201312080009
2010 Mazer, K., and P. Vitale “City Under Siege: The University of Toronto Joins the G20 Security Ring,” The Bullet, Socialist Project E-Bulletin (May 28). http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/361.php
2010 Vitale, P. “Why U of T’s decision to close during the G20 is a mistake,” BlogTO (May 26). http://bit.ly/1Os9Xy2