soc phd programs #5: urban sociology

Previous editions of soc phd programs: strat/work, education, org studiesculture.

Here we go: urban sociology. I’ll take the easy one – Chicago. (Former guest blogger) Mario Small – inequality/race, Omar McRoberts – religion in urban settings, Terry Clark – urban politics, Richard Taub – entrepreneurship in urban environments, Ed Laumann – urban networks/sexual markets. In the comments, add other programs strong in urban studies.

Written by fabiorojas

April 21, 2009 at 2:06 am

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  1. Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University in Budapest (well endowed by George Soros) is strong on urban studies & networks.



    April 21, 2009 at 4:43 am

  2. Berkeley: Loic Wacquant, Claude Fischer, Cihan Tugal, Peter Evans, Sandra Smith. Other departments there include Ananya Roy, Nezar AlSayyad, Teresa Caldeira, and James Holston.



    April 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

  3. Albany: Nancy Denton, Angie Chung, Scott South



    April 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

  4. Left off the Berkeley list, major players: Martin Sanchez-Jankowski (urban poverty, gangs, politics), and Margaret Weir (urban policy, politics)



    April 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

  5. I’m not a sociologist, so I’m not sure how this stacks up, but NYU has some interesting “urban” people: Neil Brenner: urban development and state theory; Eric Klinenberg: Urban risk (he wrote that book about the Chicago heat wave), Harvey Molotch: consumption, architecture, urban development.



    April 22, 2009 at 2:45 am

  6. CUNY GC:
    Mitch Duneier (urban poverty, race, ethnography), Bill Kornblum (community), Phil Kasinitz (political and migration), Andrew Beveridge (demographics, does all the census work and the maps for NYTimes), Robert Courtney Smith (migration, won ASA best book award), David Halle (culture, GIS, comparative work LA-NY), Elena Vesselinov (gentrification and ethnicity) and Sharon Zukin (culture and political economy). Also John Mollenkompf (Poli Sci), David Harvey, Setha Low and Neil Smith (Anthro).
    Probably the best qual urban program in the country.



    April 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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