The Urban Research Hub brings together faculty, students, and community partners in individual and collaborative research projects on cities and urban life, as well as critical discourses on development, mobility, and capitalism. We are interested in sociological, anthropological, historical and other approaches to defining and understanding cities, their limits and borders, as well as their relationships to and implications for the peri-urban and rural. Ongoing projects include analyses of neighborhood stratification through metrics of mobility and vitality; the use of GIS mapping tools to understand issues of race and class over time; vernacular cosmopolitanisms in world cities, gentrification in Washington D.C. and National Landing in northern Virginia, and geographies of urban protest in the U.S. and abroad.

Interested in joining the Urban Research Hub?

Please contact cssr@gmu.edu or Rashmi Sadana at rsadana@gmu.edu.

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