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 106.  Lunch is served.

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

Winter 2017 Schedule:

January 10: Melissa Osborne, PhD Student Sociology

January 17: Robin Bartram, PhD Candidate Sociology, Northwestern

January 24: Sneha Annavarapu, PhD Candidate Sociology

January 31: Molly Cunningham, PhD Student Anthropology

February 14: Nick Tsivanidis, PhD Student Booth School

February 21: Kaya Williams, PhD Student Anthropology (in partnership with the Money, Markets, and Governance Workshop)

February 28: Prof Chad Broughton, Public Policy and the College

March 7: Josh Babcock, PhD Student Anthropology