People

Penn IUR is affiliated with more than 200 experts in the field of urbanism. Its Faculty Fellows program identifies faculty at the University of Pennsylvania with a demonstrated interest in urban research; the Penn IUR Scholars program identifies urban scholars outside of Penn; and the Penn IUR Fellows program identifies expert urban practitioners. Together, these programs foster a community of scholars and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Affiliated PhD Student

Austin Lee

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PhD Candidate, Sociology, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Philadelphia

About

Austin Lee is a current Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies from Amherst College. Her research focuses on Black people’s use of digital platforms to discuss changes in their physical communities. She’s also interested in neighborhood change and how Black women navigate public space.

 

Affiliated PhD Student

Shashank Saini

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About

Shashank Saini is a doctoral student of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on understanding violence in the face of rapid  transformations in the political economy of  urban India. Shashank’s dissertation research uses the optic of gendered embodiment, particularly masculinity,  to understand the subject making processes of male youth residing in peri-urban settings in Delhi.

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