• Chicago Studies engages the intellectual, creative, and civic energies of UChicago undergraduate students in the life of the diverse communities that make up our city

Mission

Chicago Studies works closely with UChicago faculty, offices, and students to:

to supplement their courses by connecting them with the city
and creative expression about the city of Chicago
that integrate students' academic inquiry with positive impact on Chicago communities and institutions

Goals

Chicago Studies creates spaces to:

in the life of the communities in the city of Chicago
and sources of knowledge
community-based scholarship and creativity

Our Team

Chris Skrable Interim UCSC Director, Office of Civic Engagement


Sabina Shaikh Faculty Director; Director, Program on the Global Environment


Emily Talen Faculty Director; PGE Affiliated Faculty and Professor of Urbanism


Julie Erdmann Program Administrator, Program on the Global Environment


Keirsha Thompson Graduate Assistant, Experiential Learning Initiatives


Taylor Fox Chicago Studies Intern, Chicago Resource Development


Imani Wilson Graduate Assistant, Community-Based Immersions


Mariam Elmalh Chicago Studies, Intern for Urban Engagement


Renee Wah Chicago Studies Intern, Communications and Arts Partnerships


May Huang Chicago Studies Intern, Communications and Arts Partnerships


Faculty Advisory Board

 
 

Sabina Shaikh Faculty Director; Director, Program on the Global Environment


Emily Talen Faculty Director; PGE Affiliated Faculty and Professor of Urbanism


Michael Conzen Professor in the Department of Geography


Ray Lodato Lecturer in the Environmental and Urban Studies and Public Policy Studies


William Nickell Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


 

Niall Atkinson Associate Professor of Art History


Marc Berman Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology


Luis Bettencourt Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Professor of Ecology and Evolution


Chad Broughton Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy, Associated Faculty in the Department of Sociology


Terry Clark Professor in the Department of Sociology


Heidi Coleman Director of Undergraduate Studies for Theater and Performance Studies, Founder/Director of Chicago Performance Lab