Merrit Corrigan

Merrit Corrigan is a PhD student in anthropology and a digital videography fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds a BA (2015) in anthropology and religious studies from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to her studies at the Graduate Center, Merrit worked for Springboard To Opportunities, organizing with residents living in affordable housing communities in Mississippi. Her research interests include inequality, race, transit infrastructure, and social movements. Her future dissertation work will examine how institutional politics of paving and contemporary strategies of resistance centered on potholes help to re-make imaginaries about race, equity, and urban space in the southern United States. Merrit was an IHP Cities in the 21st Century student in 2014, and has served as assistant coordinator for the NYC Cities launch since Fall 2016. 

Merrit Corrigan

SIT Study Abroad

Coordinator, Jackson, Mississippi

IHP Cities in the 21st Century People, Planning, and Politics

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