About the Urban Readers Series:
The Urban Readers Series invites the curious public to meet the university's faculty, staff, and alumni who think and write about cities. The series is sponsored by UChicago Urban, the university's commitment to enhancing urban life and bringing our work into conversation with the public.
Below, you'll find a listing of upcoming Urban Readers events, as well as an archive of past events.
Spring 2017 Events:
Tue. 5/2 6pm: Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lisa Rosen & Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick - The Ambitious Elementary School
Mon. 5/8 6pm: Johanna Ransmeier - Sold People: Traffickers and Family Life in Northern China
Tue. 5/16 6pm: Derek Hyra - Race, Class and Politics in the Cappucino City - Natalie Y. Moore
Mon. 5/22 6pm: Michaela Soyer - A Dream Denied: Incarceration, Recidivism, and Young Minority Men in America
Wed. 1/18 6pm: Pamela Robertson Wojcik - Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction - Jacob Smith
Thu. 1/26 6pm: Eugene Raikhel - Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic - William Nickell
Tue. 1/31 6pm: Timothy J. Gilfoyle - Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life - Terry Nichols Clark
Wed. 3/1 6pm: Kimberly Hoang - Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work - Michael D. Kennedy
Wed 10/12 6pm: Forrest Stuart - Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row
Mon. 10/17 6pm: E. Summerson Carr and Michael Lempert - Scale: Discourse and Dimensions of Social Life - Karin Knorr Cetina
Tue. 11/22 6pm: Niall Atkinson - The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life - Sarah Geis
Tue. 11/29 6pm: Shannon Lee Dawdy - Patina: A Profane Archaeology - Kate Ingold