Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship recipient Stuart Schrader discusses the insights he gained from discussions with his DPDF colleagues and faculty directors regarding inherited understandings of global urbanism, as well as how his experience visiting Jakarta, Indonesia with his fellow DPDF field alumni in 2012 influenced his thinking about the field of Provincializing Global Urbanism. His research examines race and urban risk management in U.S. cities from the late 1960s to the past decade. He is currently a doctoral candidate in American Studies at New York University.