About Alex Tabor
I am a history Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University and study how race and immigration shaped socioeconomic opportunity related to citizenship in a western Pennsylvania industrializing city between the 1890s-1930s. Previous published research explores the contemporary consequences of racially discriminatory education, housing, and work policies surrounding an incident of racial violence in a deindustrializing city between the 1950s and 1980s. I have taught an undergraduate course based on this research and have published several book reviews on related topics. I've also taught and engaged in history conversations with community advocates and organizers, foreign-language speaking adult learners, and people experiencing incarceration. Outside of the academic/higher-ed setting, I also work in government, formerly as a legislative analyst for Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) Department of Human Services, but now as a writer of calls for service providers to fulfill tentative human services policies/programs. Specifically, I work on intervention programs focused on criminal justice, including prevention, diversion, and reentry/reintegration. I am interested in hosting authors on these ranging topics, including U.S. history/American studies, urban history/studies, race/ethnicity, immigration/citizenship, public policy, and related, but I'm also interested in joining with current hosts to talk about recent publications on these topics where the author might be unavailable.