Shannon Sweeney

Morgan Campbell


Previous Degrees: Masters of Urban Planning, Hunter College, 2011; Masters of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham, 2006; BA, English, Kalamazoo College, 2003.


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I entered the Bloustein doctoral program in 2011 with a broad interest in the experience and representation of public space, particularly as it relates to gender. My focus has since shifted to look at the politics of cultural heritage in Hampi, India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is dispersed throughout 29 villages. This research looks at how residents living in the heritage landscape are both enriched and trapped by its historical past, a tension I explore through questions of land use, tourism, development, communication, and transparency.


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