Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies

The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) invited applications for a new postdoctoral fellow position beginning in Fall 2016. Supported by newly endowed funds, this position sought an outstanding recent Ph.D. to teach and conduct research at a highly-ranked liberal arts college in a city. This postdoctoral fellow will teach three undergraduate courses during two semesters that pertain to American cities with a comparative perspective, urban planning, land use, real estate, and/or spatial analysis using GIS. These courses are integral to the growing Urban Studies program/major and the Cities Program for first-year students, and can be cross-listed with the department or program of the fellow’s discipline.  In addition, the fellow is expected to carry out his or her research while participating in and assisting CUGS’ research projects and activities. The position could be renewed for a second year.  


About the Fellow for 2017-2018

Emily Cummins

Emily received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Sociology and is the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies at Trinity College.  She will serve a second year as the Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Her dissertation, Race and Redevelopment:  The Politics of Urban Pasts and Futures in Detroit, is a critical analysis of redevelopment politics in contemporary Detroit.  It examines the discourses and practices entailed in creating Detroit's "new urban future" in the wake of municipal bankruptcy and mass property foreclosures.  Emily will teach "Introduction to Urban Studies" for the Urban Studies Program in the fall and "The American City" for the Cities Program in the spring.   Emily will teach a third course in the spring semester.  She will also collaborate on a one-day conference in the spring.  Title and schedule will be forthcoming.