Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Robert Von Mahs

    Associate Professor of Urban Studies

    Office Location:

    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Building


    Dr. von Mahs joined the New School in 2005. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. His research and teaching interests include poverty and homelessness, comparative social policy analyses, globalization processes, social control and the criminalization of the poor, social movements, and ethnography. Dr. von Mahs has been awarded grants from the German Marshall Fund, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Prior to coming to the New School he taught at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

    Current Courses:

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)

    Urban problems, Urban actions

    Pathways to Learning

    Beyond the War on Drugs (Open Campus)

    Beyond the War on Drugs

    Landscapes of the City

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)