Gwynneth C. Malin is the Director of the NYU Center for the Humanities, where she oversees academic programs that highlight the University’s research and teaching in the humanities. As an academic administrator for over fifteen years, Malin has experience raising the visibility of the humanities, globalizing the campus, and developing study abroad programs. While at NYU, she has established new academic programs in Barcelona, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Florence, Paris, and Sicily.
She is an historian of 19th century New York and her research interests focus on the intersections between local government, natural resources, and water infrastructure. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the City University of New York, an M.A. in History and an Advanced Certificate in Archival Management from New York University, and a B.A. in History from Columbia University. She teaches Local and Community History as an Adjunct Instructor for the Masters Program in Archives and Public History in the Department of History at NYU. She is currently revising her dissertation for publication. Her writing has appeared at citylore.org and in The Public Historian and The Journal of Archival Organization.