Shannon Sweeney

Miguelina Rodriguez


Dissertation Title: Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Gentrifying neighborhoods of New York City: two case studies on Washington Heights and the Lower East Side.


Dissertation Advisor: Kathe Newman


Previous Degrees: SUNY Binghamton, 2005, MPA; SUNY Binghamton, 2003, BA Economics


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Research Interest

I am an Afro-Latina from Brooklyn, New York with a particular interest in the intersections of Race, Gender and power within Gentrification. My research seeks to understand the ways in which first and second-generation immigrants experience/make sense of Gentrification in New York city in particular.


Teaching and TA Experience:

  • Introduction to Sociology (LaGuardia Community College): Summer 2010-Present
  • Introduction to Urban Sociology (LaGuardia Community College): Fall 2010-Present


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