Photo of Dr. Chris AgeeChris Agee, Professor of History and Undergraduate Student Advisor, edited an eight-article special section for the Journal of Urban History titled “The Police in Urban America Since World War II.”  Agee also contributed the article "Crisis and Redemption: The History of American Police Reform since World War II” to that special section. Agee's research and teaching focuses on urban and modern US history, and he is currently writing a book on liberalism and policing in Philadelphia and Houston during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Agee's 2014 book—The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics (The University of Chicago Press)—explored similar issues during the 1950s and 60s.


Dr. Chris Agee