Graduate Research

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As a reflection of the diversity of interests and expertise in our interdisciplinary program among faculty, graduate students in urban studies pursue a variety of research topics and fields as they progress through the Master’s or Doctoral programs. Many students in the program present their research at the annual Student Forum [embed link] or at professional conferences (see profiles below), and students may also submit polished articles to the student-run ejournal, e.polis, or other journals. Project Assistants in the program frequently work directly on research projects with faculty. Graduate research in Urban Studies is supported through a variety of sources such as the Urban Studies Dissertation Research Grant and Travel to Conference awards, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships, and Honorary Fellow Appointments.

Graduate Workshops and Colloquia

Workshops and colloquia include workshops given on publishing in academic journals, developing a CV, and writing a thesis or dissertation. Graduate Student colloquia are organized for students who receive research awards or are honorary fellows. TAs in the program also attend brown bag workshops on pedagogical issues.

Workshop Schedule for 2011-2012 Academic Year

  • Demystifying the Prelim, November 29, 2011 Noon. Urban Studies Conference Room

Graduate Student Colloquia Schedule for 2011-2012 Academic Year

  • The Heart of a Community: Milwaukee’s Jewish Population and their Hospital presented by Michele Radi, Urban Studies PhD Dissertator. October 19, 2011. 2:00 pm. Bolton 768B.