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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Urban Workshop Winter 2019

Lunch with vegetarian options will be provided at all events, which are free and open to the public.
We will meet on Thursdays at 12.30- 1.50pm in the Social Sciences Research Building 401 unless otherwise noted.

February 7: Michelangelo Giampaoli, Professor of Anthropology, UIC
“The ‘Dark’ Side of the City: An Anthropological Analysis of Chicagoland Cemeteries”
Discussant: Rebecca Journey, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

February 28: Ana Beraldo, PhD Student, Sociology, Federal University of São Carlos
“Moralities and Urban Periphery: Relations Between State, Crime and Church in a Brazilian Favela”
Discussant: Jack Mullee, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

March 7: Rebecca Journey, PhD Candidate, Anthropology 
“The Copenhagen Narrative”
Discussant: Mallory James, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

March 14: Special Joint Session with Northwestern University
Location and details: TBA

Papers will be made available via password entry one week prior to meeting here.

With any questions regarding access and accommodation, please contact the workshop coordinator, Rebecca Journey:

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