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Dr. Xuefei Ren wins Robert Park Award for Best Book in Urban Sociology

July 5, 2022

Dr. Xuefei Ren's book Governing the Urban in China and India won the 2022 Robert E. Park Award for Best Book from the Urban Sociology Section of American Sociological Association.

Dr. Xuefei Ren elected to the board of RC21 on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development

May 24, 2022

Dr. Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been elected to serve a three year term on the board of Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association.

MSU Geography Ph.D. Student Earns Award in Asian Studies Paper Competition

March 25, 2022

Ph. D student Mehmet Eroglu earns award in Asian Studies paper competition.

Russian invasion of Ukraine

March 15, 2022

The GUSP community is heartbroken and very concerned by the evolving humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine.

Support MSU Study Away/Abroad Programs

November 30, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that our study away programs in the College of Social Science will return in the spring and summer of 2022 after being on pause due to the pandemic. Students need additional support to help with costs associated with these programs.

An Evening with Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives REP. JAMES E. CLYBURN

October 29, 2021

Congressman Clyburn of South Carolina is the highest ranking African American in Congress, the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives, and currently serves as the Chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. He is also the Chairman of the Rural Broadband Task Force and Democratic Faith Working Group.

NEW SEMINAR Spring 2022 ANP 892 URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY

October 12, 2021

This course explores questions of urban form, identity and the construction of place. How do people make places and places make people? How have discourses of architecture and urban planning articulated with projects of state formation, political projects of nationalism, and contemporary capitalist globalization? How do they produce new identities and solidarities or produce new hierarchies and exclusions?

Kionna Henderson, a GUSP doctoral student has published a book

August 4, 2021

This book is designed to assist any high school student; however, it was specifically cultivated to bridge fill the gap of lack of support for students who rarely see representation or are provided the mentorship needed to successfully create and submit a competitive college application.

Professor Eva-Kassens Noor receives honorable mention in the 2021 AT&T awards

July 1, 2021

Businesses and private corporations suggest Autonomous Systems for a future that is safer, more reliable, and more convenient. Decision-makers, engineers, and planners are expected to design and enable these technologies in our communities and cities. The question of adaptability and transitions, thus, is crucial to understand the extent to which these technologies fill a need and how they impact future living.

Dr. Najib Hourani Receives Dean's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Award

Dr. Najib Hourani Receives Dean's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Award

May 3, 2021 - Liz Schondelmayer

The award recognizes a faculty member who plays a leadership role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by demonstrating activities which may include serving underrepresented populations, developing or implementing innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhancing the ability and effectiveness of the College to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.

To members of our GUSP community

April 22, 2021

The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts in the death of George Floyd is a just decision that is a first step forward in a long journey of needed action, reform, and societal change in the fight against prejudice.

Michigan School Reopening Decisions More Related to Partisan Politics than to COVID-19 Threat

August 31, 2020 - Matt Grossmann and Sarah Reckhow

An initial analysis of large school districts across the country from the Brookings Institution found that district decisions were more related to local politics (summarized by President Donald Trump’s county vote share in 2016) than the local threat of COVID-19 (summarized by July COVID-19 cases in the county).

To our Global Urban Studies community

June 10, 2020

The GUSP family celebrates the richness found in diversity and we are committed to racial, ethnic, social, and gender justice.

Message to the campus community on the shocking events in Minnesota

May 28, 2020

The shocking events in Minnesota, as well as too many other similar killings in communities including Ahmaud Arbery, killed while jogging, and Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police raiding her home, bring much pain, anger and trauma to many members of our community, and we cannot let them go unnoticed or unacknowledged. They are incomprehensible. Unjust. Inhumane.

Journal of Urban Affairs promotes free content for remote classes

Journal of Urban Affairs promotes free content for remote classes

May 18, 2020

During the Urban Affairs Association’s 50th anniversary, the JUA has expanded their offerings to include videos that can be used for remote classes while face-to-face classes have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Polarization helps Congress pass bills

Polarization helps Congress pass bills

January 30, 2020

The research, published in Scientific Reports, used new mathematical programming models to uncover how U.S. Senators and Representatives work together in groups, or coalitions. Looking at these coalitions allows a deeper understanding of Congress than analyzing congresspeople solely based on their parties.

New Book by Eva Kassens-Noor

New Book by Eva Kassens-Noor

January 29, 2020

The focus of the book lies on testing the premise whether and why the bid boosters’ claim “we have done it before, we can do it again” may or may not hold for LA’s 2028 legacies.

The rise of single women in Hong Kong and their relationship with the price of housing

The rise of single women in Hong Kong and their relationship with the price of housing

January 2, 2020

Research suggests that women's change in attitude towards marriage could have altered the real estate market in the city.

College of Social Science Scholarships and Grants

College of Social Science Scholarships and Grants

December 13, 2019

Funds are available to help cover costs associated with tuition, unpaid internships, and study abroad/study away trips. Apply today!

Call for Papers - "Urban Animal Welfare Policies and Practices"

Call for Papers - "Urban Animal Welfare Policies and Practices"

August 8, 2019

Special Issue of Animals - "Urban Animal Welfare Policies and Practices", Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Study Abroad Rome 2019

Study Abroad Rome 2019

June 16, 2019

UPDATED 07/02/2019 - Greetings from the College of Social Science Study Abroad Class - Summer 2019

Journal of Urban Affairs - Year in Review: 2018

Journal of Urban Affairs - Year in Review: 2018

May 2, 2019

Top cited JUA articles from 2018 originally published in 2016 and 2017.

New Book by Igor Vojnovic - Handbook of Global Urban Health

New Book by Igor Vojnovic - Handbook of Global Urban Health

April 23, 2019

This volume offers a high-quality and comprehensive examination of global urban health issues by leading urban health scholars from around the world.

How single women are driving gentrification in Hong Kong and elsewhere

How single women are driving gentrification in Hong Kong and elsewhere

March 29, 2019

Gentrification is reshaping urban areas all around the world, displacing large segments of the population and making cities increasingly unaffordable.

GUSP 868/UP 868: Planning Resilience against Extreme Events

March 28, 2019

New GUSP Course Spring 2020 Online

Who should Fido fear?

Who should Fido fear?

March 18, 2019

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator’s relationship to an animal and its owner.

Congress more divided than the nation

October 23, 2018

Zachary Neal, Associate Professor of Psychology and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University, performed a unique study looking at political networking among all members of the House and Senate. He found that while thousands of bills are introduced each year, the average member of Congress co-sponsors only about 200.

Margaret Wilder, Executive Director of UAA visits GUSP

Margaret Wilder, Executive Director of UAA visits GUSP

September 17, 2018

Margaret Wilder, Executive Director of Urban Affairs Association, recently met with Igor Vojnovic, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

Hourani addresses Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the UN

Hourani addresses Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the UN

August 28, 2018

Professor Najib Hourani (Anthropology, Global Urban Studies Program) delivered a lecture at the United NationsHeadquarters in New York in August 2018.

New book by GUSP Faculty

New book by GUSP Faculty

April 19, 2018

The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed.