Urban Cultural Studies blog
urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is a new interdisciplinary, multi-authored blog dedicated to the culture(s) of cities…space, time and urban everyday life the world over.
The site is characterized by short, readable, informative posts–ideally accompanied by several images and links–relevant to the growing interest in urban cultural studies across fields such as geography, sociology, anthropology, language and literature fields, area studies, film studies, media studies and more…
The blog also features calls for papers as well as information about upcoming workshops and conferences to those working on cities across both the humanities and the social sciences.
This blog is a precursor to the formation of a new interdisciplinary and international journal on urban cultural studies with a well-known publisher specializing in humanities and social science research–and it aims to foster an online community of scholars interested in the culture(s) of cities from all disciplines, including both geographers and those from language and literature fields.
Please contact the blog’s administrator (Dr. Benjamin Fraser at The College of Charleston) with any items of interest or questions at urbanculturalstudies[at]gmail.com.
I’m an associate professor of Hispanic Cultural Studies and Film at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. You can also visit my personal site for more information. I’m also currently the Managing Editor of this journal that has published a number of articles on urban cultural studies over the years.