Urban Readers Series

Announcing the Urban Readers Series

In collaboration with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, UChicago Urban has launched the Urban Readers Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations at the Seminary Co-op.  At Urban Readers, people from all over Chicago can hear from the university’s scholars and connect with one another over urban issues, histories and futures.  All books in the series are written by UChicago’s faculty, alumni, and affiliates.  

As with all events hosted by the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, registration is not required, and new readers are always welcome.  Book buying encouraged.  

Know of a UChicago-authored urban book from the last five years?  Let us know and we'll add it to the Urban Readers Backlist.

Winter 2016-2017 Authors:

Pamela Robertson Wojcik (Notre Dame,) Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction.  Wednesday, 1/18/17, 6pm at the Seminary Co-op.

Eugene Raikhel (Department of Comparative Human Development,) Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic.  Thursday, 1/26, 6pm at the Seminary Co-op.

Terry Clark (Department of Sociology,) Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life.  Tuesday, 1/31, 6pm, at the Seminary Co-op.

Kimbery Kay Hoang (Department of Sociology,) Dealing In Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work.  Wednesday, 3/1, 6pm, at the Seminary Co-op.


Fall 2016 Authors:

Forrest Stuart (Department of Sociology) and Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row.  Wednesday, 10/12/16, 6pm at the Seminary Co-op.  

E. Summerson Carr (School of Social Service Administration) and Scale: Discourse and Dimensions of Social Life.  Monday, 10/17/16, 6pm at the Seminary Co-op.

Niall Atkinson (Department of Art History) and The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life.  Tuesday, 11/22/16, 6pm at the Seminary Co-op.

Shannon Lee Dawdy (Department of Anthropology) and Patina: A Profane Archaeology.  Tuesday, 11/29/16, 6pm at the Seminary-Co-op.  

Know of a great book on an urban subject, written by someone from the University of Chicago?  Email Anne Dodge at acdodge@uchicago.edu to suggest the next title in our series. And click here to join our e-mail list.