Cities in Comparative and Historical Perspective
I'm majoring in Urban Studies because the discipline brings many different fields together, endowing its students with a unique way of thinking about social issues. It combines design, history, sociology, literature, and more, to create an understanding of society at one of its most basic levels: human settlement.
The Urban Studies major gives me the flexibility to explore the social sciences and humanities while still following a cohesive course of study.
I've been the Associate Director, Acting Director, and now Co-Director of the Program on Urban Studies since the fall of 2003; I'm also a senior lecturer in Sociology.
I teach both introductory and upper-level courses in Urban Studies, and courses on the history of American cities, including: