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Sharon Zukin
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Phone: 212-817-8792 or 718-951-5000, ext 3906
Specialization: Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts|Urban Sociology
Research InterestsCities, Consumer Society and Consumer Culture (especially shopping and urban change), Gentrification, Arts and Urban Economic Development, and Ethnic Diversity

Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. Zukin is the author of books on cities, culture and consumer culture, and a researcher on urban, cultural and economic change. She was Broeklundian Professor from 1996 to 2008. She received the Lynd Award for Career Achievement in urban sociology, from the American Sociological Association, and the C. Wright Mills Book Award for Landscapes of Power. She was visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, 2010-11, and is a distinguished fellow in the Advanced Research Collaborative at the CUNY Graduate Center in fall 2014.

Zukin's occasional blog on cities may be found at