IJURR and RC21 (Research Committee 21 of the International Sociological Association) collaborate in running a School on ‘Comparative Urban Studies’ every two years. Hitherto these have been timed to coincide with RC21 conferences.
The inaugural School was held in São Paulo (Brazil), in August 2009. It was hosted by Eduardo Marques and the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) at the University of São Paulo. Twenty-six graduate students and recent PhD graduates from all over the world participated. They came from Lebanon, Spain, Mexico, USA, China, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Greece, Turkey, Canada, India, Belgium, Peru and Brazil. Speakers at the School included John Logan (from the USA), Edmond Preteceille (France), Enzo Mingione (Italy), Jan-Willem Duyvendak (Netherlands), Yuri Kazepov (Italy and RC21) and Jeremy Seekings (South Africa/USA and IJURR), together with Raquel Rolnik, Nadya Guimaraes, Ilse Scherer-Warren and Eduardo Marques (all from Brazil). The School combined formal academic sessions, visits to different parts of São Paulo, and some memorable social events.
São Paulo students 2009
The second School took place in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in July 2011. Speakers at the School included: Isa Baud (U. of Amsterdam), Talja Blokland (Humboldt U. at Berlin), Anouk de Koning (U. of Amsterdam) Ewald Engelen (U. of Amsterdam), Philip Kasinitz (City U. of New York), Yuri Kazepov (University of Urbino and President of RC21), Patrick Le Galès (Sciences-Po, Paris), John Mollenkopf (City U. of New York), Clara Mulder (U. of Amsterdam), Jenny Robinson (University College London), Mike Savage (U. of Manchester), Jeremy Seekings (U. of Cape Town, co-editor of IJURR at the time), AbdouMaliq Simone (Goldsmiths College, London) and Jeroen van der Waal (Erasmus U.). Further information about the 2011 Amsterdam School can be found here.
Amsterdam students 2011
The third School will take place in Berlin (Germany) from August 17th to September 2nd 2013. Further news will be announced by the end of September 2012.
Generous funding from FURS allows us to offer scholarships to PhD students from developing countries covering the costs of their participation.