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Gwynneth Malin

Administrative Director, MA Program & Associate Faculty
(212) 992-9828
1 Wash Pl, Room 809

Office Hours
Thursday 2-5

B.A., History, Columbia University, 1991
M.A., History, New York University, 2004
Ph.D., History, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013

Gwynneth Malin is a historian and an archivist by training whose research interests focus on the intersections between local government, natural resources, and water infrastructure. Her dissertation was titled How Water Became Public in Progressive-Era New York, 1883-1917. Her writing has appeared in New York Archives, The Public Historian, The Journal of Archival Organization, and at She has taught Local and Community History as an Adjunct Instructor for the Masters Program in Archives and Public History in the Department of History at NYU. She has directed various undergraduate and graduate academic programs at NYU on campus and abroad, including the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (LAMI) summer research program for underrepresented students, the summer abroad programs and the pre-college program in the College of Arts and Science, and the NYU-Abu Dhabi Summer Academy located in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Florence, Italy.  She is the Administrative Director of Gallatin’s Master of Arts Program.

Teaching and Research Interests

water history; New York City history; local and community history; United States history; public history; race and ethnicity; queer history; graphic novels and comics

Gwynneth Malin