Joseph D Lewandowski
On Urban Culture

"Reflections on Damaged Urban Life and Boxing Gyms in the US," invited inaugural keynote lecture, Fulbright Lecture Series, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany, April 2016


"How A Dream Was Built," Keynote Lecture, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Troost Elementary School, Kansas City, January 2011


"Social Space and Moral Recognition in the African-American Urban Milieu," Collegium for African-American Research, University of Bremen, March 2009


"'We livin' in hell here': Race and Social Space in the New American Ghetto," The Politics of Space and Place International Conference, University of Brighton, September 2009


"The Epistemology of Cool: Race and Recognition in the Urban Milieu," Cityscapes Conference, Case Western Reserve University, March 2008


"Epistemologies of Urbanism," Cultural Studies Now Conference, University of East London, July 2007


"Urban Photography as Social Critique," Photography and the City Conference, University College Dublin, June 2006


"Theses on Identity Politics," Empowering Marginalized Social Groups: The Role of Identity and Culture, Woodrow Wilson Center, US Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic, March 2006


"Street Culture: The Dialectic of Urbanism in Walter Benjamin’s Passagen-werk," single paper session, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Boston, November 2003