Charlotte Vorms is associate professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on the production of cities and urban societies, and more specifically on housing and the real-estate market, public administrations and their relationship with the people they serve, and neighbourhood socialization and local mobilizations. She published Bâtisseurs de banlieue. Madrid : le quartier de la Prosperidad (1860–1936) with Créaphis Éditions in 2012. She is also a member of the editorial committee of Histoire Urbaine and Vingtième Siècle.