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Nicolas Kenny is a social and cultural historian of cities. He is particularly interested in the way urban dwellers interiorise their experiences with these environments, and relate to them on a subjective level, ranging from their bodily encounters with the sights, sounds, and smells of the metropolis, to the emotional language with which they narrate their experiences. His work focuses primarily on Montreal and Brussels, which he examines from a comparative and transnational perspective. He is the author of The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor, with Rebecca Madgin, of Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History (Ashgate, 2015).
This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.