Co-sponsored by UChicago Urban and the Council on Advanced Studies, the Urban Workshop provides a forum for presenting research that broadly engages conceptions of (the) urban in ways that crosscut fields, media, topics, areas, periods, and disciplines. By building on existing approaches, workshop attendees pursue the ongoing development of analytic frameworks, methods, and practices that take (the) urban (or its critique) as a frame of reference. Past topics have included gentrification and urban renewal; architecture and design; low-income housing; urban poverty; and street art. We look forward to receiving papers that address topics including (but not limited to) linguistic landscapes and soundscapes; industrialisms and post-industrialisms; urban photography; and ways to rethink the rural–urban divide. Graduate students from any discipline are welcome to submit papers.
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Fall 2017 Schedule
Thursdays 12:30–1:50pm | Saieh Hall for Economics 146
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University
“‘It’s Like the City, Only Quieter’: Making the Rural Ghetto”
“En Obra Negra: Mexico’s ‘New Urban Peripheries’ as Territorial Aporia”
Political Science, UChicago
“Megaprojects and Crony Capitalism: The Political Economy of the Egyptian New Town Program, 1974–2011”
Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Analytics Lab, UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, Sociology and the College, UChicago
“Grasping for the American Dream: Racial Segregation, Residential Mobility and Homeownership”
“Improvisational Disobedience: An Ethnography of Driving in Hyderabad, India”
For copies of presenters’ papers or memos; for more information; or to learn more about workshopping a paper, please email Pranathi Diwakar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josh Babcock (email@example.com). Presentation spots are currently available for the 2018 Winter and Spring terms.