Kara Schlichting is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University in 2014. Her work in late-19th and 20th-century American History sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history, with a particular focus on property regimes and regional planning in greater New York City. 

Schlichting is a co-editor of the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. 

Schlichting has published in the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of Planning History. Her book New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore was published in 2019 with the University of Chicago Press's History of Urban America series. 

Her teaching interests range from the history of 1960s America, the city in American history, the history of New York City, and environmental history.