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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

 

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Study Abroad:

 

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PhD Programs:

 

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo. The PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. The doctoral program offers diverse research and learning opportunities, with special capability, international distinction, and emphasis in the following areas:

 

1. Declining cities and distressed urban communities

2. Health, food systems, universal design

3. Sustainability and climate change

4. Transportation systems

 

Our graduate students have the opportunity to engage with several centers and labs that are exploring the cutting edge of scholarship in the above issues. These include the UB Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Global Health Equity Community of Excellence. These research centers and labs connect students with faculty with research interests similar to their own and unique opportunities to pursue focused research at an advanced level. The program also encourages students to explore other research centers and interdisciplinary studies across the University at Buffalo, one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and the most comprehensive, research-intensive university within the 64-campus SUNY system.

  

Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated doctoral candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Selected candidates will be considered for tuition remission and a competitive stipend. Admitted PhD candidates may also be considered for competitive financial awards available through sponsored research projects. Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills. Additional information about the program is available at:

 

http://ap.buffalo.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/phd.html 

 

Call for Manuscripts and Papers: 

Book Series Call for Proposals:

POLIS: Fordham Series in Urban Studies  

 

Series Editor:

Daniel J. Monti, Professor of Sociology and the doctoral program in Public and Social Policy, Saint Louis University

 

Series Rationale:

The books and monographs published in the Polis series will explore the distinctive urban way of life and community first imagined by the Greeks over 2,000 years ago and now being replicated across the globe. This series will address the question of what makes a good community and how urban dwellers succeed and fail to live up to the idea that people from various backgrounds and levels of society can live together effectively, if not always congenially. The province of no one discipline, we are searching for authors in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies and who can write for both academic and informed lay audiences. Our objective is to celebrate and critically assess the customary ways in which urbanites make the world corrigible for themselves and the other kinds of people with whom they come into contact every day.

 

To this end we will publish both book-length manuscripts and a series of "digital shorts" focusing on case studies of groups, locales, and events that provide clues to how urban people accomplish this delicate and exciting task. We expect to publish one or two books every year but a larger number of "digital shorts." The monographs will be 20,000 words or less and have a strong narrative voice. These shorter pieces, like our books, will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose number will include members of our advisory board. They will be electronically archived and made available to instructors who wish to create course packets for their students and to any party interested in learning more about their own and other people's urban way of life. It is hoped that some of our "digital shorts" authors will develop their work into manuscripts that become books in thePolis series.

 

Advisory Board Members

A collection of established and younger scholars has agreed to serve on the series advisory board. Several additional slots will be filled in the near future. Our board specializes in a variety of social scientific, historical, policy, and ethnographic fields of study. The members will lend their expertise to the selection of manuscripts and readers, help to review manuscripts, and we hope will contribute samples of their own work to the books and "digital shorts" offered in the series. Our principal goal, beyond finding good work to publish, is to promote the development of young and mid-career scholars who are interested in the serious study of urban people and places.

 

Michael Ian Borer

Department of Sociology

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

 

Japonica Brown-Saracino

Department of Sociology

Boston University

 

Michael Goodman

Executive Director

Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth

 

R. Scott Hanson

Lecturer, History

Director, Social Justice Research Academy

The University of Pennsylvania

 

Annika Hinze

Department of Political Science

Fordham University

 

Elaine Lewinnek

Department of American Studies

California State University -- Fullerton

 

Ben Looker

Department of American Studies

Saint Louis University

 

Ali Modarres

Urban Studies

University of Washington -- Tacoma

 

Bruce O'Neil

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Saint Louis University

 

Call for Papers: JUA Special Issue on Refugees and the City

 

Award Nominations:

 

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Position Announcements:

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Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

 

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