Tulane University's City, Culture, and Community (CCC) program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the School of Social Work, and Urban Studies program.

The program's unique structure allows it to bring together approaches from throughout the social sciences, social work, architecture, law, and the humanities to examine the diverse challenges facing today's urban spaces. As a broad-based and integrative graduate education-research program, CCC looks at issues and interrelationships between the physical environment and social, economic, and political institutions and processes that shape urban areas. 

The CCC Ph.D. Program's breadth of interdisciplinary study allows students considerable flexibility to develop their training to individual research interests while providing a depth of disciplinary training for those students who wish to pursue training in social work or sociology. Participating faculty are located in the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Architecture, School of Law, School of Public Health, and the School of Science and Engineering.

Graduates from the CCC program have become professionals, social scientists, and humanists. Their work in the CCC program has prepared them to pursue careers in wide range of sectors, including the academic, governmental, community, private, and public, or some combination. 

News and Events

The planning committee of the City, Community, and Culture Program Graduate Student Symposium is pleased to announce the 2018 Theme - VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity,Creativity, Environment, Spaces.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Carolyn Finney,is a professor in Geography at the University of Kentucky.  Her research interests include identity, difference, creativity and resilience, especially as it relates to environmental issues. Dr. Finney is a writer, performer, and cultural geographer with a background in acting. She pursues creative methodologies in her research and pursues ways to affect change in our environment and institutions. She is the author of Black Faces,White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (2014, UNC Press), which explores the relationship of African Americans to representations of nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism.

The deadline for abstract submissions is December 22, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/Jjk0xRHdXxss1Oug2


The application deadline to the CCC Program has been moved to January 5th.


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