History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Robin Foster

Robin Foster

Robin Foster

Adjunct Faculty

World History: Urban history; material culture studies; historic preservation

Public historian: I research, I write, I teach. 

Current Research

A biographical sketch of the writer Carl Van Doren is currently underway.

Selected Publications

The Age of Sail in The Age of Aquarius; The South Street Seaport and the Crisis of the Sixties (2016)

"Battle of the Port; Memory, Preservation, and Planning in the Creation of the South Street Seaport Museum" Journal of Urban History (Sept 2013)

Expanded Publication List

“Apple vs. FBI; Personal Security vs. Public Safety,” The Legal Eagle, Vol 21, No 2 (New Brunswick: New Jersey State Bar Foundation, 2017)

 “Male or Female: Should Everyone Serve?,” Respect, Vol 16, No 2 (New Brunswick: New Jersey State Bar Foundation, 2017)

“Gerrymandering; An Invented Word for a Serious Issue,” Respect, Vol 16, No 1 (New Brunswick: New Jersey State Bar Foundation, 2016)

 “One Person, One Vote,” The Legal Eagle, Vol 21, No 1 (New Brunswick: New Jersey State Bar Foundation, 2016)

 “Historic Preservation in Newark: Sweat Equity and Community Action,” Glen Ridge Historical Society annual meeting keynote lecture. April 2016.

 The Age of Sail in The Age of Aquarius; The South Street Seaport and the Crisis of the Sixties (South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 “Blurring Artistic Lines for Songwriters,” The Legal Eagle, Spring 2016, Vol 20, No 3 (New Brunswick: New Jersey State Bar Foundation, 2016)

 “Home Turf; To Newark, the endangered Plume House is much more than just a house: It’s history,” The Star Ledger, July 5, 2015, p. D5. http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/with_newark_preparing_to_celebrate_350_years_citys.html

 

Past Forward: National Preservation Conference, November 2014. Savannah, Georgia. Panel presenter, “Breathing Life into Legacy Cities: Newark, New Jersey as a case in point.”

Avenues in American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark symposium, May 2014. Newark, NJ. Presenter, “Past Perfect: History and Identity on the Waterfront.”

“Battle of the Port; Memory, Preservation and Planning in the Creation of the South Street Seaport Museum,” Journal of Urban History, SAGE Journals (September 2013)

http://juh.sagepub.com/content/early/recent

 “American Tribal Style; Third Wave Feminism Shimmies Into Popular Culture,” Jareeda; The Soul of Belly Dance, History and Culture (Sutherlin: Oasis Press, 2014)

Courses Taught

Worlds of History, Kean University

Urban Anthropology, Seton Hall University

Intro to Cultural Anthropology, Seton Hall University

 

Education

Ph.D. American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark

M.A. Museum Studies, Seton Hall University

B.A. Education, New York University

In the Media

 

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/06/exhibit_honors_newarks_james_street_commons.html