Workshop Overview

Urbanization is rapidly expanding around the world and new forms of data are presenting unique opportunities for research on cities. The Harvard Department of Sociology's Urban Social Processes Workshop is a forum to explore the social mechanisms, processes, and structures that occur in urban settings and the diverse behaviors that are shaped by spatial inequality. The workshop highlights graduate student research but also includes discussion sessions on selected readings and work-in-progress by faculty at Harvard and around the country. The workshop is open to all faculty, students, and researchers regardless of department or school. Visitors are welcome. See the workshop schedule for more information.

*** Please note that the workshop will not meet during the 2017-2018 academic year. ***


Workshop Logistics


Faculty Organizers

Graduate Student Coordinators

Location and Schedule

  • William James Hall, Room #450

  • Select Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Mailing List


Workshop Enrollment Information

Enrollment is not required to attend the workshop, but Harvard University graduate students may enroll in the workshop for credit at the start of the semester. There is no syllabus and there are no required readings unless posted to the schedule. The only requirement for enrolled students is regular attendance at the scheduled presentations for that semester. Enrolled students should also ensure that they are signed-up for the email list using the link above.

  • GSAS Course Title: Sociology 314: Workshop on Urban Social Processes
  • GSAS Course Catalog Number: 16972