Benjamin I Holtzman

Benjamin I Holtzman

Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Campus Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4392


I am a historian and teacher trained in the intersections of the political, social, and economic history of the United States, with particular focus on politics, capitalism, cities and suburbs, race and class, social movements, and public history. For more information, please visit:

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Brown University 2016

Holtzman, B. Crisis and Confidence: New York City and the Market Turn in the Late Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press (under contract). (Monograph)

Holtzman, B. "“I Am Not Co-op!”: The Struggle over Middle-Class Housing in 1970s New York." Journal of Urban History 43.6 (November 2017): 864-885. Full Text