We studied urban development and the lives of city-dwellers. We paid particular attention to the ways in which cities generate race, class, and gender inequality, and how these are experienced by a variety of city stakeholders. We did so not only through readings and discussion, but also by weekly time spent in local neighborhoods. We explored issues of justice and human capabilities.
Through this course, students 1) cultivated an understanding of urban systems of inequality; 2) learned about wealth and poverty creation and why poverty always exists; 3) gained an understanding of life in different parts of the city through experience and systematic research; and 4) saw and felt inequality through research and local internships in a low-income neighborhood.
2015. Urban Systems; Rice University.
2013. Social Theory; Rice University.
Graduate Fellow and Undergraduate Mentor
2016. Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance and the Center for Civic Research and Design; Rice University.
2014. Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance and the Center for Civic Research and Design; Rice University.