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Dr. Lawrence's research continues to focus on the subject of her doctoral dissertation, "From High-Class Goods to Bargain Basements: Department Stores, Urban Life and Labor in Chicago and Glasgow, 1890-1930." Other research interests include architectural history, material culture, and landscape history.
Professor Lawrence has published articles in Urban History, Construction History, and Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture. Her article on the construction of Selfridge's Department Store in London was reprinted in the European Cities and Technology Reader (Routledge Press, 1999). She also has published an encyclopedia entry on the founder of Chicago's Eleanor Clubs, which provided housing for young working women in the early 20th century.