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Joanna Dressel
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Sociology, American University

Research Interests: Urban Sociology, Economic Sociology, Cultural Sociology 

Joanna Dressel is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. She received her B.A. in Sociology from American University, where she developed an interest in narratives of place, specifically in the context of urban development and what is good for the city. Recently she has been working on a project that considers venture capital and the startup economy as a strategy for economic development in 'secondary cities.'