Andy Battle - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Andy Battle

Andy Battle is a historian, editor, and teacher living in New York City. He has a PhD in History from the CUNY Graduate Center, where he specialized in US urban history, particularly the history of New York City, and the history of capitalism. His dissertation, “Runaway: A History of Postwar New York in Four Factories,” explored the deindustrialization of New York City through case studies of “runaway” plants, or factories that left New York for the American South or abroad between 1945 and 1975. In addition to his work at the Brooklyn Institute, he teaches in the Bard Sequence Program and edits books for Common Notions.