Creating a space for collaboration, exchange, and critique among community-engaged researchers, including undergraduate student presenters, professional academics, and Chicago-area activists
About the Chicago Studies Undergraduate Research Workshop
Inaugurated in Spring 2015, the Chicago Studies Undergraduate Research Workshop series — modeled on the traditional UChicago graduate workshops and co-sponsored in 2016 with the undergraduate College — creates a vital space for collaboration, exchange, and critique between undergraduates whose research focuses on Chicago and other Chicago-focused researchers, including faculty, graduate students, University Staff, community partners and UChicago alumni.
During the Spring Quarter, undergraduate presenters are offered the opportunity to share ongoing community-engaged research (especially in-process or recently completed BA theses) as a gateway to conversations that cross the spaces of theory and the praxis of life in and study of Chicago. These sessions are open to all, fostering a vibrant, diverse community for dialogue, exchange, and critical inquiry.