Margo AndersonMargo Anderson

Distinguished Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 320
Phone: (414) 229-3969
Web Site:


Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1978

Research Interests:

Professor Anderson specializes in the social history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Teaching Areas:

American social history, women’s history, urban history

Courses Offered:

Hist 595: Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data

Hist 600: Seminar in History
Hist 713: Historical Research Methods
UrbStd 984: Research Project in Urban Institutions

Other Activities:

(with Amanda Seligman), The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

Recent Publications and Awards:

Margo J. Anderson, Constance F. Citro and Joseph J. Salvo, eds., Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census: From the Constitution to the American Community Survey (ACS), 2d ed. (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011). Available in print and digital format.

Margo Anderson and Victor Greene, eds., Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009).

William Seltzer and Margo Anderson, "Using Population Data Systems to Target Vulnerable Population Subgroups and Individuals: Issues and Incidents," in Statistical Methods for Human Rights, Jana Asher, David Banks, and Fritz S. Scheuren, eds. (New York: Springer, 2008), 273-328.

Margo Anderson, "The Census, Audiences and Publics," Social Science History 32:1 (Spring 2008), 1-18.