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


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"

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
- | Write to urbs@sas.upenn.edu for a link to join!

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,…