Urban historian Gordon to speak on St. Louis’ transformation

Colin Gordon, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of Iowa, will speak on the “Transformation of Metropolitan St. Louis in the 20th Century,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Brown Hall Lounge.

Gordon is the author of the 2008 book, “Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City.” Using both conventional archival research and digital mapping of a range of archival, demographic and political data, the book traces the transformation of metropolitan St. Louis in the 20th century.

Gordon’s lecture is part of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s ongoing lecture series, which brings speakers from around the world to discuss a range of social policy issues.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call Terri Behr at 935-6630.