Urban Inequalities Workshop

Each semester, the Initiative on Cities hosts a doctoral workshop led by Professor of Sociology and IOC Faculty Fellow Japonica Brown-Saracino, that invites postgraduate and Ph.D. candidates to explore the issues of urban inequality.

This workshop approaches the topic of urban inequalities from different disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical angles. The workshop explores themes that include, but are not limited to: cities and race, economics, health, politics and governance, education, youth, climate change, resiliency, sexualities and gender, marketing, and neighborhoods.

Open to students from across the university, the workshop brings together students whose work addresses theoretical and policy concerns and tunes in to presentations of works in process by scholars from outside of Boston University

Workshops will take place in person from 2:30 – 4 PM on select Fridays at the BU Initiative on Cities (75 Bay State Rd).

Urban Inequalities Workshop Flyer

To RSVP or have questions, please contact Landon Lauder at LandonHL@bu.edu.

  • January 27, 2023: Julian Hartman, PhD Student of Sociology at the University of Arizona
    • “Managerial Urban Entrepreneurialism: Universities, Hospitals, and Urban Renewal in Boston and Cambridge”
  • February 24, 2023: Dr. Stephanie Ternullo, Harvard University
    • “The Politics of Housing in a Democratic Suburb”
  • April 7, 2023: Dr. Meaghan Stiman, College of William and Mary
    • “The Social Life of Zoning”
  • April 21, 2023: Dr. Maria Sulimma, University of Freiburg
    • “Gentrification, Leisure, and the Contemporary Novel”