Timothy Gilfoyle

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Timothy J. Gilfoyle is an American historian from New York who is a Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches American urban and social history.[1]

He gained a B.A. in 1979, followed by a Ph.D. in History at Columbia University in 1987.[2] He is the former president of the Urban History Association (2015-16).

His academic research is mainly concerned with the evolution of 19th-century underworld subcultures and informal economies. [3]

Honors and awards

Gilfoyle is a Guggenheim Fellow (1998-99) and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History (1997).[4]

He is an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians (2011) and the American Antiquarian Society (2007).


The following are some of Gilfoyle's books:[5] [3]

  • City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 (1992)
  • A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (2006)
  • Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (2006)
  • The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York (co-authored, 2008)
  • The Urban Underworld in Late Nineteenth-Century New York (2013)


  1. ^ "Timothy J. Gilfoyle". Press.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ "Macmillan Learning". Macmillan Learning. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ a b "GILFOYLE, Timothy J." Loyola University Chicago. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Timothy Gilfoyle". Macmillanlearning.com. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ "Timothy J. Gilfoyle (Author of A Pickpocket's Tale)". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

External links

  • Official website
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