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 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

This workshop will meet on select Fridays during the fall 2021 semester. All workshops are held 2:30–4:00pm ET.

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

  • September 24, 2021: Dr. David Carballo, Associate Professor of Archaeology (BU)
    • In-Person Event
    • “Social Institutions, Governance, Infrastructure, and Resiliency in the Indigenous Cities of Mesoamerica”
  • October 22, 2021: dr. devin michelle bunten, Assistant Professor of Urban Economics and Housing (MIT)
    • In-Person Event
    • “Gentrification: New Theory, Measurement, and Empirics”
  • November 5, 2021: Adrianna Spindle-Jackson, PhD Candidate in Social Work (BU)
    • In-Person Event
    • “‘It’s Mental, it’s Spiritual, it’s Emotional to Me’: Exploring Black Residents’ Experiences with Gentrification in Detroit, MI”
  • December 3, 2021: Gokhan Mulayim, PhD Candidate in Sociology (BU)
    • Virtual Event
    • Topic TBD