Bell Julian Clement

Professorial Lecturer
Phillips Hall 335
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Bell Julian Clement is an historian who studies public policies that shape the American city in the areas of federal administration, economic development, and housing. Her dissertation, “Creative Federalism and Urban Policy: Placing the City in the Great Society” (George Washington University, 2014) examines the Johnson administration’s implementation of the Model Cities program in the context of the upheavals of the 1960s. Her current book project explores the restructuring of the relationship between the national government and the city during the Johnson and Nixon years. Her research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and by fellowships from the Lyndon B. Johnson and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Libraries.


Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2014
M.B.A., The University of Chicago, 2001
J.D., The University of Chicago, 1982


“Primed for Development: Washington, D.C.’s Great Society Transitions, 1964-1974.” In Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C., ed. Sabiyha Prince and Derek Hyra (Routledge, 2015, forthcoming).

“Wagner-Steagall and the D.C. Alley Dwelling Authority: A Bid for Housing-Centered Urban Redevelopment.” Journal of the American Planning Association 78, no. 4 (Autumn 2012): 434-448.

“Pushback: The White Community’s Dissent from Bolling.” Washington History, 16, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2004-2005): 87-109.

Classes Taught

HIST 6332 - History of American Business
HIST 3353 - U.S. Women’s History Since 1865