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Call for Book Proposals

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We are proud to announce our new international book series entitled Neighborhoods, Communities and Urban Marginality. We invite proposals on original research which examines urban marginality and social inequality in neighborhoods and communities across the globe.

Wash U linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination

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Baugh is the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University. As a cultural anthropologist, linguist and psychologist, he studies black language and dialects. His new book “Linguistics in the Pursuit of Law” explores how his research on black language has played out in court cases on discrimination and other issues.

Rafia Zafar partners with St. Louis Metro Market's "Food Bus" on Community Cookbook Project

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Professor Rafia Zafar is collaborating with the St. Louis Metro Market "Food Bus" and other partners to develop a Community Cookbook Project with support from The Luminary's Futures-Fund grant program.

Rediscovering St. Louis’s lung block

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Taylor Desloge, a PhD student in history at WashU, researches a DeSoto-Carr neighborhood and how it became known as the "lung block." What he has uncovered reveals complex urban history not only about housing discrimination and redlining, but also about public health narratives that have presented African Americans as a diseased community in need of containment.

Building Resilient Cities

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Marissa Lerner and Alexis Vidaurreta, two friends with different majors, address global climate change through local action

Poverty and Place: Cancer Prevention among Low-Income Women of Color

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Dr. Carol Camp Yeakey is a co-author of the recently published Poverty and Place: Cancer Prevention among Low-Income Women of Color, a book which looks at how the St. Louis area’s social inequalities and environment affect the health of its residents.

Urban Studies Affiliate Professor Hayward selected for ethics fellowship at Harvard

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Hayward is a contemporary political theorist whose work focuses on theories of power, democratic theory, identity theories and American urban politics.

Camp Yeakey named Marshall S. Snow Professor

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Carol Camp Yeakey, a professor of education, of urban studies, of international and area studies, and of American culture studies, all in Arts & Sciences, has been named the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Human Problem Facing Global Cities

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In an increasingly global and interconnected world, cities from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro confront similar issues. Where and how will people live as urban centers become both larger and more dense? What are the effects of urban renewal on lower-income populations? Carol Camp Yeakey, director of the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy and Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, shares her perspectives on urban studies in a global context.