The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) fosters collaborative research opportunities that have drawn and involved Trinity faculty and the visiting scholars at CUGS since its inception in 2007. The broader and connected areas of urban and global studies create sufficient room and some organic ties to some Trinity faculty and CUGS’ visiting scholars’ research backgrounds and interests. This collaboration enriches some faculty and the visiting scholars’ own research and teaching expertise and boosts their career development through joint publishing activities.

A number of Trinity faculty members have already contributed or are contributing chapters to the published and ongoing books sponsored by CUGS, including (in alphabetical order) Janet Bauer, International Studies; Jack Dougherty, Educational Studies; Thomas Harrington, Language and Culture Studies; Michael Lestz, History Department; Beth Notar, Anthropology Department; Gary Reger, Classics Department; Andrew Walsh, Greenberg Center, Religion; and Thomas Wickman, History Department.

The visiting scholars at CUGS who have participated in collaborative research projects and/or co-authored published works are (alphabetically): Fakhmiddin Fazilov (IIE Visiting Scholar, 2011-13), Jing Gan (Luce Foundation Visiting Scholar, spring 2014), Reza Ghanbarpour (IIE Visiting Scholar, 2009-10), Mustafa Ibraheem (IIE Visiting Scholar, 2013-15), Ahmed Kanna (Raether Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies, 2008-09), Abbās Kāzemi (Visiting Scholar, 2013-14), Tyanai Masiya (IIE Visiting  Scholar, 2008-09), and Sarah Moser (Raether Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies, 2009-10). The list of publications with the visiting scholars’ names in bold is as follows:

  • 2012    Ahmed Kanna and Xiangming Chen, “Introduction: Bringing the Less Familiar Cities in and Together.” Pp. 1-14 in Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities, edited by Xiangming Chen and Ahmed Kanna. New York: Routledge.
  • 2011    M. Reza Ghanbarpour, Shima Sajjadi, S.Tahereh Hajiseyedjavadi, and Xiangming Chen, “Investigation of Visitors’ Participation and Willingness to Pay for the Baba Aman Recreational Park, Iran.” Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3 (6): 722-728.