Kara Murphy Schlichting is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University. Her work in late-19th and 20th-century American History sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history, with a particular focus on New York City. Schlichting has published in the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of Planning History. Her book 'New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore' was published in 2019 with the University of Chicago Press's History of Urban America series.