2020-21 Seminar Agenda [Updated]

9 octobre 2020

Please note that the Cities seminar will now take place on Thursdays. This semester, all seminars will be held online, from 5.30 to 7.15pm CEST/CET. We hope to be able to return to physical meetings during the course of the Spring semester. Please find the program below:


Thursday 22 October: Timothy Moss (IRI THESys, Humboldt University)

Presentation of the book Remaking Berlin: A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920-2020, MIT Press, 2020.

Discussants: Jonathan Rutherford (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech – LATTS) and Giacomo Parrinello (Sciences Po, CHSP)


Thursday 5 November: Rowland Atkinson (University of Sheffield)

Presentation of the book Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich, Verso, 2020.

Discussants: Bruno Cousin (Sciences Po, CEE) and María Luisa Méndez Layera (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)


Thursday 12 November: Liza Weinstein (Northeastern University) and Marco Garrido (University of Chicago)

« Toward a Global Urban Sociology »

Discussants: Sukriti Issar (Sciences Po, OSC)


Thursday 3 December: Kingsley Madueke (University of Amsterdam)

« Competitive Fanaticism: How Performances of Loyalty Fuel Ethnic Violence »

Discussants: Laurent Gayer and Laurent Fourchard (Sciences Po, CERI)


Thursday 17 December: Neil Brenner (University of Chicago)

Presentation of the book New Urban Spaces – Urban Theory and the Scale Question, Oxford UP, 2019.

Discussants: Gilles Pinson (Sciences Po Bordeaux, Centre Emile Durkheim) and Francesco Findeisen (Sciences Po, CEE)


14 January 2021: Tom Goodfellow (University of Sheffield) [POSTPONED]


28 January 2021: Rivke Jaffe (University of Amsterdam)

Discussant: Dennis Rodgers (IHEID)


11 February 2021: Matthew Hoye (Leiden University)

18 February 2021: Xuefei Ren (Michigan State University)

4 March 2021: Rachel Sherman (The New School)

25 March 2021: Vicente Ugalde (Colegio de México, visiting researcher at CEE)

15 April 2021: Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal (EHESS, CEIAS, CNRS)

May-June 2021 (dates TBC): Rachel Beatty Riedl (Cornell University); Tom Goodfellow (University of Sheffield); Séminaire des doctorants / PhD candidates


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Pedregal de Santo Domingo, Ciudad de México, 2017 (film) © Côme Salvaire

Pedregal de Santo Domingo, Ciudad de México, 2017 (film)
© Côme Salvaire