Past Events

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


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


Presenter: Ruth Moyer, PhD in Criminology

Virtual Alumni Chat Series



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


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

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

Philadelphia Battlefields

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City

Join URBS instructor John Kromer, author of Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset…