2022 Chicago Research Colloquium

The annual Chicago Research Colloquium recognizes high-quality, original research that undergraduates produce about Chicago each year. Presenters, chosen by the Chicago Studies Faculty Advisory Board based on submissions and nominations from across the College, will share their work and answer questions from the audience from 12:30-3 PM on Friday, May 27 in Ida Noyes Hall East Lounge (2nd floor) or live on Zoom.

One presenter will be awarded the annual Chicago Studies Research Prize, which includes a cash award of $500 and automatic acceptance for publication in the 2022 Chicago Studies Annual. College Dean John W. Boyer will offer welcoming remarks.

Chicago Studies Thesis Universe

Chicago Studies Universe

Explore our dynamic data visualization of every Chicago-focused BA submitted to Chicago Studies since 2018 on topics ranging from Arts, Language, & Culture to Housing and Homelessness to Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. Wondering what to major in to study your favorite topics, what to write your Bachelor's Thesis on, or who to reach out to for mentorship? This is the perfect place to start!

Our Chicago Studies Thesis Universe was designed to help student and faculty scholars access the staggering network of Chicago-focused academic work going on across the College. Between the nearly 100 theses and 50+ faculty members included, we're confident it can help you discover topics you're passionate about and mentors who share that passion. Coming soon: the universe of Chicago-focused classes!



Finding information can be overwhelming sometimes—there are so many places competing for your attention that it can be hard to figure out where the information you need lies. That's where our collection of resources comes in—we've curated an index of valuable Chicago institutions with data and stories perfect for your rigorous study of the city. From digital collections to brick and mortar institutions, we've identified (and will continue to identify) collections perfect for your research. And, in all likelihood, you'll learn about something you never knew you needed to know!

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Chicago Studies Annual

An anthology of exceptional undergraduate research on the city