Graduate Colloquium

The Urban Studies Graduate Colloquium series provides an opportunity for graduate students who are affiliated with the Urban Studies Certificate Program to come together, share their work, and get feedback from a discussant who represents a different discipline from their own.

This year our series, hosted by our 2021-22 Graduate Fellow Kristian Taketomo (PhD candidate, History), will represent a wide spectrum of departments and topics focusing on how young scholars are thinking through ideas of urban space, both in the US and internationally. What is considered urban, how ideas of the urban shifts due to broader sociocultural changes, and how individuals and communities police space are all topics that will open up new ways of thinking about space. Scholars will also consider how their research on urban spaces have changed due to the effects of a pandemic.   

Write to Urbs@upenn.edu for the link to join any talk!

Past



Designers, Ecosociologists, Human Geographers, and Urban Ethnographers

A New Wave of Soviet City Planning Expertise, 1968-1975
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Speaker: Michael Brinley: PhD Candidate, History Department

Discussant: Domenic Vitiello, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and City Planning

 



Translanguaging in Classrooms with Multilingual Speakers

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Speaker: Shiyu Jiang || PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Educational Linguistics at GSE

Discussant: Dr. Kate Menken || Professor of Linguistics and TESOL, Queens College



The Relationship between Historic Redlining and Modern Zoning in Major US Cities

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redlining maps

Presenter: Chris Quattro, PhD candidate, City and Regional Planning



BIPOC Community Engagement in Community Media

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Presenter: Antoine Haywood, PhD candidate, Annenberg School for Communication

Discussant: Aaron Levy, Senior Lecturer, English and History of Art



Individual, Social, and Environmental Factors Associated with Active Transportation Commuting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Presenter: Meagan Cusack, PhD Candidate of Social Welfare, School of Social Policy and Practice

Discussant: Erick Guerra, Associate Professor and Chair, Weitzman School of Design

 



The Urbicidal Violence of Massive Infrastructural Construction in Lahore

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Presenter: Fatima Tassadiq, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Discussant: Francesca Ammon, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation

 



Public Shaming and Social Policing in Republican Rome

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Presenter:  Jordan Rogers, PhD Candidate, Ancient History

Discussant: David Grazian, Professor of Sociology and Communication, Faculty Director of Urban Studies

 



Neighbors, Nightclubs, and Noise: Sound and Urban Relations in Mexico City

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Presenter: Elizabeth Bynum, PhD Candidate, Music and Anthropology

Discussant: David Gouverneur, Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture

 



The Effect of a Death-in-Police-Custody Incident on Community Reliance on the Police

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Presenter: Ruth Moyer, PhD in Criminology