Graduate Student Workshop Series:
Topics in Urban Studies


This workshop series is structured as small discussion groups for graduate students with an interest in the concept of the city and urban studies to meet and engage in constructive dialogue. It is hoped that the multi-disciplinary environment will generate discussion and ideas that can broaden students’ respective research agendas.

Our discussions take place once a month and are informal. Students direct the discussions as well as set discussion material. Sometimes a text is suggested ahead of each meeting; other times presenters talk about their current research in relation to a broader topic for others to listen to and provide feedback.

Most of our areas of interest focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas: urbanisation, urban culture, popular culture, cosmopolitanism, globalisation, places and spaces in urban contexts, and research methodologies.

Participating Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows:

Md. Masud Parves Rana, Department of Geography
Krittika Vishwanath, Department of Sociology
Lim Weida, Department of Sociology
Margaret Tan, Department of Communications and New Media
Zhou Xiaolu, Department of Geography
Tabassum Zaman, Cultural Studies in Asia programme
Cho Mihye, Department of Sociology
Anil Omana Krishnan, Department of Geography
Kim Ji Youn, Department of Sociology

Details for next Meeting:

(latest update: 01 / 04 / 2009)

Date, Time & Venue:
13th April 2009 (Monday), 2-4pm, Block AS7 The Shaw Foundation Building, Level 6, Research Clusters Meeting Room A.
Presenter:
Lim Weida
Topic/Material: Environmental Concerns in Urban Cities: Exploring the Climate Change Policy



**If you are interested in coming and would like a copy of the reading material, please email Ratna Singh (fasratna [at] nus [dot] edu [dot] sg).

Interested in joining us?

The Global Cities cluster is always keen on having new members in its growing graduate community. If you are interested in joining us, feel free to write to Ratna Singh (fasratna [at] nus [dot] edu [dot] sg) with your name and department.