Summer Institute in Urban Studies @ Manchester

Summer 2014 marks the first Summer Institute in Urban Studies. It will take place at the University of Manchester over the week 29 June to 4 July.

Open to just 25 doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within three years of first continuous appointment), the Institute comprises an intensive, week-long program of activities. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic labour process, from applying for grants to designing courses, from editing books and special issues of journals to writing book proposals, and from publishing in journals to working at the academic/non-academic interface. It consists of panels, lectures, reading groups, with participants involved in shaping the final programme.

Featured speakers are:

David Imbroscio, Professor, Department of Political Science & Public and Urban Affairs, University of Louisville

Simon Guy, Professor, Manchester Architectural Research Centre, University of Manchester

Loretta Lees, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Leicester

Colin McFarlane, Reader, Department of Geography, Durham University

Eugene McCann, Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University

Michael Neuman, Professor, Australian Graduate School of Urbanism, University of New South Wales

Diana Mitlin, Professor, Global Urban Research Centre, University of Manchester

Erik Swyngedouw, Professor, Geography, University of Manchester

In addition to those giving featured talks a range of others will be acting as chairs, discussants and panellists during the course of the Institute:

Claire Alexander (Sociology)

Stefan Bouzarovski (Geography)

Jonathan Darling (Geography)

James Evans (Geography)

Mark Jayne (Geography)

Maria Kaika (Geography)

Andrew Karvonen (Manchester Architectural Research Centre)

Adam Leaver (Manchester Business School)

Andrew Miles (Sociology)

Leandro Minuchin (Manchester Architectural Research Centre)

Stephen Milner (Italian Studies)

Chris Phillipson (Sociology)

James Scorer (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies)

Phil Shapira (Manchester Business School)

Kevin Ward (Geography)

Helen Wilson (Geography)

Cecilia Wong (Planning & Environmental Management)

Albena Yaneva (Manchester Architectural Research Centre)

More details can be found and an application form can be found at:

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 February 2014 — don’t be late!




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