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 the Modern City, 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.
Regalado has been awarded the Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation from the Urban History Association. He was also a finalist for the Ralph Gabriel Henry Prize for Best Dissertation from the American Studies Association. 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.