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.

A professionally trained archivist and an innovator in academic administration, Malin has over fifteen years of experience collaborating with faculty, mentoring students, designing curriculum, developing academic programs on campus and abroad, overseeing admissions and enrollment management, and curating academic panels and conferences.

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. Her dissertation was titled: How Water Became Public in Progressive-Era New York, 1883-1917. Her writing has appeared at citylore.org and in New York Archives, The Public Historian, and The Journal of Archival Organization.