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Welcome to Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts & Sciences. It draws on faculty and resources across the university and the city to offer students a multi-faceted approach to the study of urban trends.

Upcoming Events



Urban Gay Culture and the Active Accomplishment of Community

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Presenter: Tyler Baldor, PhD Candidate, Sociology Discussant: Jason Orne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Drexel University   In an era of increased cultural and political acceptance of homosexuality, scholars and…



37th Annual Public Lecture: Forrest Stuart

"Ballad of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy"
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Forrest Stuart is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, the director of the Stanford Ethnography Lab, and a 2020 Macarthur 'Genuis' Grant winner. Stuart's research…



Philadelphia Battlefields

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City
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Join URBS instructor John Kromer, author of Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City for a conversation with Timothy Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science,…

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