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.

 

Write to urbs@sas.upenn.edu for the Zoom link to join any of our 2020-21 grad talks!


This year our series, hosted by our 2020-21 Graduate Fellow Irteza Binte-Farid (PhD candidate in Anthropology and Education), 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.   

Past



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



Seeing Like a Bureaucrat: property and the construction of urban space

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Presenter: Indivar Jonnalagadda, PhD Candidate, South Asia Studies and Anthropology

Discussant: Debjani Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor of History, Drexel University



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

 



Land. Body. Prison. Dream. Freedom. - Scape

A Discussion on Visualizing Urban Violence
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Presenter: Leniqueca Welcome, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Discussant: John L. Jackson Jr., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

 



The Politics of Informal Urban Growth

Measuring the Global Relationship between Clientelism and Informal Urbanization
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Presenter:   Chandan Deuskar, Doctoral Candidate, City and Regional Planning

Discussant:   Mariaflavia Harari, Assistant Professor, Real Estate Department

 



A Trans Ecology for Harlem: Speculative Planning and the Poetics of Environmental Design

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Presenter:
Davy Knittle,  Ph.D. Candidate Department of English

Discussant:
Akira Drake Rodriguez, Lecturer Department of City and Regional Planning