The Urban Workshop

In partnership with the Council on Advanced Studies at UChicago Grad, UChicago Urban sponsors the Urban Workshop.  The workshop is a forum for graduate students and faculty to present emerging research about urban issues.  Presentations tackle a broad definition of "urban," and past topics include gentrification and displacement, architecture and design, urban planning, the sociology of low-income housing, urban violence, public art policies, and more.

Workshops are open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students, and are held on Tuesdays from 12pm to 1:20pm in Social Sciences Room 108.  Lunch is served.

For more information, or to find out how to become a presenter, please contact workshop organizers Melissa Osborne ( and Jeff Parker ( 

Spring 2017 Schedule:

April 4th - Welcome Back! Open Conversation

April 11th - Molly Cunningham, PhD Student Anthropology

April 18th - Hanne Graverson, PhD Student Art History

April 25th - Nick Tsivanidis, PhD Student Booth School

May 9th - Seth Abrutyn, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of British Columbia

May 16th - Derek Hyra, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center

May 23rd - Michaela Soyer - Assistant Professor, Hunter CUNY

May 30th - MAPSS Panel