e.polis is the electronic journal published by the Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. e.polis reflects the mission and methodologies of the Urban Studies Programs by using an interdisciplinary lens to examine the growth and development of urban communities and social institutions in order to better understand urban processes and develop policies for the resolution of contemporary social problems. The editorial staff of e.polis is comprised of graduate students in the Urban Studies Programs and is perhaps the only student published electronic journal in the country dedicated to urban studies and concerns.
The Urban Studies Programs created e.polis in 2006 to provide urban scholars with a medium through which to disseminate their diverse body of research and ideas. Published annually, the journal provides free access to original scholarly work by students and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The journal publishes article-length papers, synthesis of literature reviews, book reviews, essays, and also produces an in-house profile feature that includes interviews with scholars in the field and speakers invited as part of the Urban Studies Lecture series at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In the spirit of expanding and developing urban knowledge, e.polis welcomes and respects works representing all points-of-view and disciplines.
e.polis recognizes support provided by the Urban Studies Programs, the College of Letters and Science, and the Henry W. Maier Fund, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.