Past Events

BIPOC Community Engagement in Community Media


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

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

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Urban Transportation in Flux: Walking Tour Series -- Reading Viaduct


The second of Professor Ben-Amos's course walking tours explores the adaptation of legacy infrastructure in the 21st century via the Reading Viaduct. Space is very limited, first come first serve. Please…

Virtual Alumni Chats


Anna ‘22, Julia ‘22, Sereina ‘23, Zarina ‘22 here, this year's Urban Studies…

Urban Transportation in Flux: Walking Tour Series -- American Street


Many of our courses take students out of the classroom and into the field, and Professor Ben-Amos's Urban Transportation in Flux is no exception. Please write to by this Friday to RSVP for a…

2021 Honors Presentations


Please join us to hear this year's Urban Studies Honors students describe their research! In the Honors Seminar, students revise and refine their senior thesis papers with an eye toward publishing them in an academic…

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


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


Presenter: Fatima Tassadiq, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

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


The World Is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood


Carlo Rotella, author and professor of American Studies at Boston College, analyzes the urban class divide through observation of his childhood neighborhood in Chicago.

Public Shaming and Social Policing in Republican Rome


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


Presenter: Elizabeth Bynum, PhD Candidate, Music and Anthropology

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