Dominic A. Pacyga

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General Information

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Name: Dominic A. Pacyga

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: May 1, 1949



Illinois Connection

Pacyga was born and raised in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood and attended De La Salle Institute. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving a Ph.D. in 1981.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pacyga has been a member of the Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences at Columbia College/Chicago since 1984. He has lectured and written widely on topics ranging from urban development, residential architecture, labor history, immigration, and racial and ethnic relations, and has appeared in both the local and national media. Pacyga has worked with various museums including the Chicago Historical Society, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum in Chicago on a variety of public history projects. He has also worked with numerous neighborhood organizations as well as ethnic, labor, and fraternal groups to preserve and exhibit their histories. In both 1999 and 2011 he received the Columbia College Award for Excellence in Teaching. Pacyga has been a Visiting Professor at both the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2005 he was a Visiting Fellow at Campion Hall, Oxford University.

Along with the books written below, Pacyga was also the co-editor of The Chicago Bungalow with Charles Shanabruch.

Published Works

  • Chicago: A Historical Guide to the Neighborhoods , Chicago Historical Society, 1979 - written with Glen Holt
  • Chicago City of Neighborhoods: Histories and Tours , Loyola Press, 1986 - written with Ellen Skerrett
  • Chicago's Southeast Side Revisited , Arcadia Publishing , 1998 - written with Rod Sellers
  • Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922 , University Of Chicago Press, 2003
  • Chicago: A Biography, University of Chicago Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Chicago: A Historical Guide to the Neighborhoods

ISBN: 0226104133
Release Date: 1979-11-28

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Chicago's Southeast Side (Images of America)

ISBN: 073853403X
Release Date: 1998-10-31

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Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922

ISBN: 0226644243
Release Date: 2003-11-01

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Literary Awards

Chicago: City of Neighborhoods received an award from the Catholic Press Association

Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922, received the Halecki Award from the Polish American Historical Association.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact information:

Professor Dominic A. Pacyga

Department of Humanities, History, and Social Science

Columbia College

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60643

Telephone – 312-369-7531


External Links

Dominic A. Pacyga on WorldCat

Dominic A. Pacyga on Amazon


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