Pedro A. Regalado is a junior fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He researches the history of race, immigration, and capitalism in U.S. cities. Regalado’s book project, Latinx Gotham: Work and the Origins of Modern New York, examines the history of twentieth century New York City through the lens of Latinx workers in the city’s rapidly-evolving industries, recuperating Latinx residents as active agents in the remaking of the city’s economy and landscape. In 2019, his dissertation was a finalist for the American Studies Association’s Ralph Gabriel Henry Prize for best dissertation.
Regalado was previously a National Fellow at the Jefferson Scholars National Foundation. In 2017, the Society for American City & Regional Planning History awarded his paper, “Fixed Capital: Building Transition and Drug Capitalism in New York City, 1961-1997,” Best Student Research Paper at the 17th National Conference on Planning History. Regalado’s work has been featured in the The Journal of Urban History, Boston Review, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Born in the Dominican Republic, he was raised in New York City’s Washington Heights.