Faculty Office Hours – Spring 2014

Nathaniel Baum-Snow
Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Studies
Office Hours: Economics Department , Robinson Hall, 302C
Spring - By appointment
Specialties:  Local economic development, urban productivity, urban transportation.
ECON 1410 Urban Economics




Rebecca Carter
Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Anthropology
Office Hours:  Anthropology Department, 130 Hope St., 202A
Spring 2014 - W 12-2pm and by appointment
Specialties: Human dwelling, placemaking, and social-environmental change, particularly in the urban periphery.
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
Office Hours: History Department , 79 Brown St., 302
Spring 2014 - T 12-1 and Th 11-11:50am
Specialties: American urban history.
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
Cogut Faculty Fellow, Fall 2013
Office Hours: Cogut Center, Pembroke Hall, 205
Spring 2014 - On Leave
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.
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
Office Hours: Political Science Department, 36 Prospect St., 212
Spring 2014 - W 2-4pm
Specialties: City politics, American political development, health politics and policy.
POLS 0220 City Politics
URBN 1870A American Culture and the City

Dietrich Neumann
Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies, Brown University; Vincent Scully Visiting Professor for the History of Architecture, Yale
On Leave Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Specialties: History of architecture and the built environment, film architecture, urban design.
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; Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions
Office Hours: Taubman Center, 68 George St., 202
Spring 2014 - W 1:30-3pm and by appt.
Specialties: Urban education, urban politics, race/ethnicity, community organizing.
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 Urban Studies and Sociology
Office Hours: Urban Studies, Maxcy Hall, 405
Spring 2014 - F 2-4pm
Specialties: Urban ethnography, urban politics, municipal finance, nonprofit associations.
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; Director of Urban Studies
Office Hours: Sociology, Maxcy Hall, 400
Spring 2014 - T 2-4pm and by appt.
Specialties:  Housing, homelessness, urban politics, neighborhoods, urban poverty and social problems, world cities.
URBN1300 World Cities: Global and Comparative Perspectives on Urban Life
URBN1870F Housing and Homelessness
URBN1981 Honors Thesis Workshop

Kenneth Wong
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy; Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Studies;  Director of Urban Education Policy Program
Office Hours: Education, 340 Brook St., 103
Spring 2014 -Th 10:30am-12pm and by appointment
Specialties:  Urban politics of education, public school reform, federalism, governance and policy innovation.
EDUC 1650 Policy Implementation in Education

Samuel Zipp
Assistant Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies
Office Hours:  American Studies, 82 Waterman St., 205
Spring 2014 - M 3-5pm
Specialties:  American urban and suburban history, urban culture, thought, and theory, history and analysis of the built environment.
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


Visiting, Adjunct, and Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Stefano Bloch
Cogut Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Office Hours: Urban Studies, 29 Manning Walk, 203
Spring 2014 - M 12:15pm-1:15pm and by appointment
Specialties: Urban socio-spatial theory, qualitative research methods, Los Angeles, subcultures (graffiti, murals, street art, gangs), Chicano/a urbanism.
URBN 1230 Crime and the City
URBN 1870R Do-It_Yourself Urbanism

Melvin Feldman
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies

J. Vernon Henderson
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Economics

Patrick Malone
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and American Civilization

David Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Sociology

Robert Azar
Visiting Instructor of Urban Studies
Courses:  URBN1870D Downtown Development

Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz
Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: Urban Studies, 29 Manning Walk, 202
Courses:  URBN 1220 Sustainable Urbanism


Meredith Chase Paine
Academic Program Coordinator
Tel: (401) 863-2090