Sharon Cornelissen received a Master in Sociology at the New School for Social Research and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts at University College Utrecht, the Netherlands. Her research interests include ethnography, urban sociology, social inequality, race and ethnicity, culture and sociological theory. For her dissertation, she is conducting ethnographic fieldwork in a poor depopulated black Detroit neighborhood. She is looking at the promises and challenges of “greening” initiatives as a way to fight blight, and revitalize poor neighborhoods.
5th Year Graduate Student