Thomas J. Vicino

Areas of Study

Urban Public Policy, Political Economy of Metropolitan Areas, Suburbanization and Smart Growth, Globalization and the City, Comparative Urban Studies of Brazil

Selected Publications


Selected Articles

Selected Professional Activities

  • U.S. Fulbright Core Scholar to Brazil, 2014.
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate Program in Social Sciences at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC Minas), Brazil, 2014.
  • Member, Finance Committee, Urban Affairs Association, 2013 to 2016.
  • Chair, Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award Committee, Urban Affairs Association, 2013.
  • Member, Executive Council, Urban Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 2008 to 2010.
  • Member, Best Paper Committee, Urban Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 2007.
  • Member, Urban Affairs Association; Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; American Political Science Association; and Brazilian Studies Association.

Experiential Education

From 2009-2013, Prof. Vicino was the faculty leader for the Dialogue of Civilizations: Brazil in the 21st Century Program.

Recent Courses Taught


  • POLS 7315 Urban Development and Politics
  • PPUA 6201 The 21st Century City


  • POLS 2345 Urban Policies and Politics
  • POLS 2357 Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
  • POLS 4937 Government and Politics Learning Abroad: Brazil in the 21st Century