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Faculty Office Hours – Fall 2014

Nathaniel Baum-Snow
Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Studies
Email: Nathaniel_Baum-Snow@brown.edu
Office Hours: Economics Department , Robinson Hall, 302C
Fall 2014 - By appointment
Specialties:  Local economic development, urban productivity, urban transportation.
Courses:
ECON 1410 Urban Economics

 

 

 

Rebecca Carter
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies
Email:
Office Hours:  Anthropology Department, 130 Hope St., 202A
Fall 2014 -TBA and by appointment
Specialties: Human dwelling, placemaking, and social-environmental change, particularly in the urban periphery.
Courses:
URBN 0230 Urban Life in Providence
URBN 1870S The City, the River, and the Sea: Social and Environmental Change at the Water's Edge 

Howard Chudacoff
Professor of History and Urban Studies
Email: Howard_Chudacoff@brown.edu
Office Hours: History Department , 79 Brown St., 302
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties: American urban history.
Courses:
HIST 1820 American Urban History to 1870
HIST 1830 American Urban History since 1870
HIST 1974F The Urban Crisis and American Political Culture, 1932-1984

E. Tamar Katz
Associate Professor of English and Urban Studies
Email: E_Katz@brown.edu
Office Hours: 70 Brown Street, 301
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, literature and culture of the city, writing and the arts in New York City, cities and memory, gender and sexuality studies.
Courses:
ENGL 800A City Novels
ENGL 1760F City Culture and Literature in the Early Twentieth Century
ENGL 1760K Reading New York
HMAN 1971A City Spaces, City Memories

James A. Morone
Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies; Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions
Email: James_Morone@brown.edu
Office Hours: Political Science Department, 36 Prospect St., 212
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties: City politics, American political development, health politics and policy.
Courses:
POLS 0220 City Politics
URBN 1870A American Culture and the City

Dietrich Neumann
Royce Family Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Urban Studies, Professor of Italian Studies
Director of Urban Studies
Email: Dietrich_Neumann@brown.edu
Office Hours: Urban Studies, List Arts, 64 College Hill, 412
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties: History of architecture and the built environment, film architecture, urban design.
Courses:
HIAA 0700 Nineteenth-Century Architecture
HIAA 0850 Modern Architecture
HIAA 0860 Contemporary Architecture
HIAA 0900 City and Cinema
HIAA 1910A Architecture of Downtown Providence from Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

Marion Orr
Fred Lippitt Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies
Email: Marion_Orr@brown.edu
Fall 2014/Spring 2015 - On Leave
Specialties: Urban education, urban politics, race/ethnicity, community organizing.
Courses:
POLS 1320 Urban Politics and Urban Public Policy
URBN 1870J The Politics of Community Organizing
URBN 1870M Urban Regimes in the American Republic

Josh Pacewicz
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies
Email:
Office Hours: Urban Studies, Maxcy Hall, 405
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties: Urban ethnography, urban politics, municipal finance, nonprofit associations.
Courses:
URBN 0210 The City: An Introduction to Urban Studies
URBN 1000 Fieldwork in the Urban Community

Hilary Silver
Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies and Professor of Public Policy
Email: Hilary_Silver@brown.edu
Fall 2014/Spring 2015 - On Leave
Specialties:  Housing, homelessness, urban politics, neighborhoods, urban poverty and social problems, world cities.
Courses:
SOC1870Q World Cities
URBN1870F Housing and Homelessness

Kenneth Wong
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Professor of Urban Studies, Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, Chair of Education
Email: Kenneth_Wong@brown.edu
Office Hours: Education, 340 Brook St., 103
Fall 2014 -TBA and by appointment
Specialties:  Urban politics of education, public school reform, federalism, governance and policy innovation.
Courses:
EDUC 1650 Policy Implementation in Education

Samuel Zipp
Associate Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies
Email: Samuel_Zipp@brown.edu
Office Hours:  American Studies, 82 Waterman St., 205
Fall 2014 - TBA
Specialties:  American urban and suburban history, urban culture, thought, and theory, history and analysis of the built environment.
Courses:
AMST1612D Cities of Sound: Place and Popular Music in American History
URBN1200 The U.S. Metropolis, 1945-2000
URBN1870N The Cultural and Social Life of the Built Environment
URBN1870Q Cities in Mind: Urban Thought and Theory
URBN1981 Honors Thesis Workshop

 

Visiting, Adjunct, and Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Stefano Bloch
Cogut Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: Stefano_Bloch@brown.edu
Office Hours: Urban Studies, 29 Manning Walk, 203
Fall 2014 - TBA and by appointment
Specialties: Urban socio-spatial theory, qualitative research methods, Los Angeles, subcultures (graffiti, murals, street art, gangs), Chicano/a urbanism.
Courses: 
URBN 1230 Crime and the City
URBN 1870R Do-It_Yourself Urbanism

Robert Azar
Visiting Instructor of Urban Studies
Email: Robert_Azar@brown.edu
Office Hours: Urban Studies, 29 Manning Walk, 202
Fall 2014 - TBA
Courses:  URBN1870D Downtown Development

Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz
Visiting Lecturer of Urban Studies
Email: Yesim_Sungu-Eryilmaz@brown.edu
Office Hours: Urban Studies, 29 Manning Walk, 202
Fall 2014 - TBA
Courses:  URBN 1220 Planning Sustainable Cities

Emeritus

Melvin Feldman
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies

J. Vernon Henderson
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Economics
J_Henderson@brown.edu

Patrick Malone
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and American Civilization
Patrick_Malone@brown.edu

David Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Sociology

Staff

Meredith Chase Paine
Academic Program Manager
Meredith_Paine@brown.edu
Tel: (401) 863-2090