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Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson received her B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University in 2013 and her M.A. from Vanderbilt in 2016. Her research interests include urban sociology, work and occupations, and stratification. Her master’s paper features a simulated agent-based model which examines the association between knowledge and creative economic and social structures of accumulation, job opportunity, and skills-based displacement. Ongoing projects center around themes of detachment, including an exploration of levels of occupational anomie in the contemporary economy and the identification of processes contributing to the suburbanization of urban poverty and creative city disenfranchisement. Her dissertation intends to focus on the rise of local inequality regimes in some of the United States’ fastest growing and economically competitive cities. Megan is currently a fourth-year in the department. She holds a research position in the National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab: Arts, Creativity, Cognition, and Learning through The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt.