Chicago Studies Annual Journal

Each year, University of Chicago undergraduates conduct original research on various aspects of Chicago – politics, history, culture, etc. – and produce publishable work in upper-level classes and BA thesis colloquiums. Students now have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in “Chicago Studies: An Annual of Undergraduate Research on the Chicago
Region.”

The “Chicago Studies” annual will showcase some of the best academic work about the Chicago region produced by undergraduate students at the University of Chicago. The Chicago region continues to be an academic
laboratory for the University of Chicago; this volume will continue a tradition that dates back to the University’s founding.

Eligible papers must:

  • deal with some aspect of the Chicago region;
  • contain original research;
  • have been completed by an University of Chicago undergraduate as a component of a class or degree requirement; and
  • be nominated by a faculty member.

Acceptable disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, English language & literature, geographical studies, history, political science, public policy studies, and sociology.

The first volume was released in Autumn 2008. See our feature article on the debut of the Chicago Studies Annual Journal for more information.