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Sharon Zukin
Position: Professor Emerita
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 951-4639 (BC), (212) 817-8792 (GC)
Room Number: 6110, The Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Political science, Columbia
Research Interests: Cities; New York's Tech Ecosystem; Consumer Culture and Social Media; Art, Food, and Urban Economic Development

Sharon Zukin is now professor emerita of sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center and of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Graduate Center, but is still working with PhD students and will occasionally teach courses. Her new book, The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy, examines the shaping of the tech ecosystem in New York.  Zukin has been a Broeklundian Professor at Brooklyn College; a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Western Sydney, and Tongji University; and a distinguished fellow in the Advanced Research Collaborative at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She received the Lynd Award for Career Achievement in urban sociology from the American Sociological Association and won the C. Wright Mills Book Award for Landscapes of Power.