Trinity Students in China Participate in Special Program at Fudan University in Shanghai for the Fall Semester

In Fall 2020, through a partnership between Trinity College and Fudan University, twenty-two of Trinity’s first-year students from the class of 2024 and twenty continuing students will enjoy a special semester by taking in-person classes at Fudan University in Shanghai. They will be enrolled over twenty classes through the School of Social Development and Public […]

Note from the CUGS Director Summer 2020

by Garth Myers, Director of CUGS and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies As Summer comes to a close and a new school year begins at Trinity, there is a lot of new energy around CUGS – despite all of the uncertainties that come with the COVID-19 pandemic and traumas of the […]

Senior Spotlight: Gavin Xu

Over the next few weeks, the Center for Urban and Global Studies will be highlighting students of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. Kicking off our Senior Spotlights series, we have Gavin Xu, a senior Urban Studies major from China.  How would you describe your […]

A Farewell Message from Visting Scholar Savas Ergul

“In April of 2020,  I was accepted into the PAUSE Program at the University of Paris 8. The program provided me with the opportunity to study ‘political topology and place,’ specifically focusing on the work of French philosopher Alain Badiou, which was my original research project while I was applying to the program. My hope […]

Welcoming Sean Fitzpatrick to the CUGS Team

This summer we were happy to formally welcome Sean Fitzpatrick, Professor of the Practice in Public Policy and Urban Studies, to the CUGS team.  Prof. Fitzpatrick has been a friend of CUGS since his days as Director of Development Services for the City of Hartford under Mayor Luke Bronin and has taught in Trinity’s graduate […]

Laura Delgado, 2020-21 Kelter Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies

Laura Delgado is an urban planner and the current Kelter Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Urban and Global Studies. Her research speaks to the enduring problems of inequality and segregation in the United States and the critical role that local organizations can play to address these problems. Her academic and professional interests include community-based […]

Urban Studies Program Letter and Resources To Students Regarding the Murder of George Floyd

The following letter was emailed to our urban studies students on June 5, 2020. Dear students, We, the Urban Studies Program at Trinity College, write today to express our solidarity with those communities peacefully protesting the murder of George Floyd and we would like to add our voices to their call for an end to […]

Friday 6th March 2020: Workshop Understanding Revitalization, Diversity and Gentrification in New England Cities and Beyond

SESSION 1: DEFINING THE TERMS The panel discussion, Session 1: Defining the Terms, brought together the ideas of Myers, Marcuss, Davidson and Lukens. Setting the tone for the precedent of the workshop, the importance of having clarity on significant concepts that were fundamental to the discussions were realised both during this panel, and those that […]

Spring 2020 Note from the Directors

We hope that this newsletter reaches you in a safe and healthy place. What a strange semester we have had! We began our series of GVP talks, and we managed to hold our March 6 workshop on Revitalization, Diversity and Gentrification – one of the last public events at Trinity before the COVID-19 Pandemic upended […]


Lecture by PENN IP, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF CULTURAL INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT AT SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY Professor Ip begun this week’s lecture highlighting that she had come from a background of cultural analysis, therefore, to approach this research effectively she had to learn how to conduct fieldwork. Ip demonstrated that the qualitative research associated […]