Gina Dukes

Class Year: 
2016
Hometown: 
Philadelphia
What brought you to Urban Studies?: 

I was attracted to the major's ability to connect my interest in studying people and their environments, specifically urban communities like the ones in which I was raised. I like that Urbs provides a broad framework to analyze a city from the built environment, government policies, and the history of the particular place.

Areas of interest: 

Urban Education, Africana Studies

Thesis Topic: 
Ethnography of Art Sanctuary: A non-profit dedicated to preserving Black art
Fieldwork Placement: 
Still needs to be completed (I was abroad Junior Spring).
Courses: 
Industrial Metropolis (URBS 103)
Introduction to City Planning (URBS 440)
Urban Education (URBS 202)
Research Interests: 

Public education

Quote: 
"We are the people we've been waiting for." - Origin unknown