• 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


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


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 UCSC Assoc. Director, Community-Based Research & Experiential Learning

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

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

Margaret Decker Graduate Assistant, Experiential Learning Initiatives

Taylor Fox Chicago Studies Intern, Chicago Resource Development

Maggie Kennedy Graduate Assistant, Chicago-Based Immersive Experiences

Sara Maillacheruvu Chicago Studies Intern, Communications and Arts Partnerships

Tadeo Melean Weiner Graduate Advisor