Andrea Thabet, Ph.D.
Bio: Dr. Andrea Thabet is a historian specializing in Los Angeles, urban, and public history, with a focus on urban renewal policy and cultural policy in the United States. Dr. Thabet has worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum in Los Angeles as well as at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. In 2015, Dr. Thabet taught an upper division course entitled, “The Southern Civil Rights Movement, 1930-Present” at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has consulted for a number of historic preservation projects, including research and writing for Survey LA, a city-wide project conducted by L.A.’s Office of Historic Resources. Dr. Thabet is an historian focusing on Los Angeles history and currently serves as Co-Coordinator for the L.A. History & Metro Studies Group, based at the Huntington Library. Dr. Thabet holds a Ph.D and an M.A. in U.S. History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in history with an Art History minor from Loyola Marymount University. Her published works on Los Angeles and urban history have appeared in both academic and popular journals, in both print and digital formats. She has presented her research at a number of academic conferences and public events.