• Robert von Mahs

    Associate Professor of Urban Studies


    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:

    Dynamic Metropolis

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)


    Internship (Spring 2020)

    Pathways to Learning

    Urban Toolbox

    Urban Worlds (Spring 2020)