Miss Carrie Ann Benjamin
BA(University of California, Irvine) MA(George Washington University)
My research looks at the effects of government-led urban renewal on neighbourhood relationships in northern Paris. Specifically, I look at three sites within the Goutte d’Or - an ‘exotic’ market, a mosque demolition/construction site, and a community garden - to analyze how urban renewal is creating new opportunities for community formation and new forms of conflict. I am particularly interested in the everyday contestations of memory and public space that produce competing discourses of what it means to belong in the Goutte d’Or.
2014. “Policing and Social Activism in Château Rouge, Paris”. XVIII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.
2014. “Neighbourhood Watch: the Policing of Château Rouge”. 21st International Conference of Europeanists, Washington DC.
- American Anthropological Association
- Institute for Humane Studies
- Council for European Studies