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Global Urban Studies (GUS)

Global Urban Studies PhD Program in Urban Systems

Our program builds policy-oriented, interdisciplinary and global knowledge about cities through innovative curriculum and research grounded in the social sciences.

A new track in Urban Humanities launched in Fall 2019. 

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Learn More About GUS

Read a message from our co-directors, meet our faculty, view student profiles, learn about collaborative research projects.

Program Administration

Jamie Lew

Associate Professor of Sociology


Mara Sidney

Professor, Political Science, and Co-Director, Global Urban Studies


Corey D Clawson

Administrative Coordinator

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