Urban Inequalities Doctoral 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 post graduate and Ph.D. candidates to explore the issues of urban inequality.

This bimonthly 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 doctoral students from across the university, the workshop brings together students whose work addresses both theoretical and policy concerns. Workshops include two types of meetings:

  • presentations of work in progress by regular participants
  • presentation of work 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).

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

  • September 23, 2022: dr. devin michelle bunten (MIT)
    • “Gentrification, Geography, and Racial Capitalism”
  • November 4, 2022: Dr. Camille Peterson (BU)
    • “Oldest City: St. Augustine, FL in the Heritage Industrial Complex”
  • December 2, 2022: Dr. Lacee Satcher (BC)
    • “A [Cautionary] Tale of Three Cities: Insights on the Impacts of Climate Change Among Older Black Americans in the Urban South”