Urban Inequalities Workshop

The Initiative on Cities hosts a doctoral workshop series led by Professor of Sociology and IOC Faculty Fellow Japonica Brown-Saracino, that invites postgraduates, Ph.D. candidates, and early career professors 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, for students; these workshops bring together budding academics whose work addresses theoretical and policy concerns and tunes in to presentations of works in process by scholars outside Boston University.

Workshops will occur in person at 75 Bay State Road from 2:30 – 4 PM on select Fridays.

Urban Inequalities Workshop Flyer

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

  • February 23, 2024: Dr. Alize Arican, Postdoctoral Scholar at BU Society of Fellows
    • “Figuring it Out: Caring Towards Futures of Urban Transformation in Istanbul”
  • March 22, 2024: Dr. James DeFilippis, Rutgers University
    • “Public-Making in Hyper-Diversity: Politics, Elections, and the Democratic Party in Queens, NY”
  • April 5, 2024: Andrew Ward, PhD Student in Sociology (BU)
    • “Rent Control or Damage Control? Tensions in Boston and Massachusetts’ Housing Policies”
  • May 3, 2024: Dr. Timothy Weaver, SUNY Albany
    • “Resistance and Rebellion: Egalitarianism in New York City”