Becky Nicolaides is an expert on the history of the 20th century, and author of several award-winning studies of suburban life in America. After receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia University, she became a tenured faculty member at UCSD, then moved into full-time consulting for film, television, documentaries, podcasts, cultural resources, and public history projects. She has served on the boards of national historical organizations, and she’s published two books on suburban history and numerous articles on topics ranging from L.A. history to alcohol use in America. Her third book The New Suburbia: How Diversity Remade Suburban Life in Los Angeles After 1945, is due out with Oxford University Press in January 2024. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and other outlets, and her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Haynes Foundation, Huntington Library, and UCLA. Becky is a research affiliate at USC.