21st Annual Student Research Forum 2016

The Rise of the Private City: Unfettered Capitalism and Urban Transformation in America and Britain

Saturday, April 30, 2016
12-6:00 pm
UWM Union
Alumni Fireside Lounge
2200 East Kenwood Blvd
Timothy P. R. Weaver

Please join us for this year’s Student Research Forum keynote speaker Dr. Timothy P. R. Weaver, Assistant Professor of Urban Politics at the University of Louisville. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a graduate certificate in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His research concerns urban political economy, the politics of class and race, the role of ideas in political development, and the rise of neoliberalism. He is author of “Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Policy and Politics in the United States and the United Kingdom” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

In addition to our Keynote Speaker, this year we will again have a poster presentation and two paper sessions as well as a panel discussion related to a tri-course project in the Washington Park neighborhood. Panels are comprised of three presenters grouped according to topic and are followed by a question and answer period. The poster session will be over the lunch period. There will also be the Scott Greer Awards for Best Paper and Best Poster as well as a Dissertation Research Grant Award.


12 pm — Registration
12-1:45 pm — Capstone Seminar and Graduate Poster Session over Lunch
1:45-2:55 pm — Concurrent Paper Sessions
3:00-4 pm — Panel Discussion of the Tri-Course Collaboration and Washington Park Partnership
4-4:15 — Break
4:15-4:30 pm — Awards Presentation
4:30-5:30 pm — Keynote Presentation
5:30-6 pm — Reception

2016 Student Research Forum poster
Paper and Poster Abstracts
Student Research Forum Program

Sponsored by: Urban Studies Programs, Henry W. Maier Fund, Center for Economic Development, and the College of Letters & Science

Free and open to the Public