Sylvie Tissot on Diversity and Gentrification

October 19, 2015 | By FRENCH CULTURE BOSTON

Sylvie Tissot will be coming to Boston to discuss her research on gentrification and its effect on diversity in Boston, as well as in other large cities in the United States. She will lead a discussion and seminar on her book Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End, for which she gathered research during her time in Boston as a visiting scholar at Harvard University.

She will be giving a talk on the following two occasions:

Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm
United South End Settlements
566 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA

Friday, November 6th at 3pm
601 Herter at UMass Amherst
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About Sylvie Tissot

As a Professor of Political Science at the University of Paris-8, Sylvie Tissot focuses her research on urban reform and class analysis, specifically in impoverished areas of France and gentrified neighborhoods in the United States. Her new book will be based on the fieldwork she has done in Boston, and will center around these topics. In addition to Boston, her current research includes her studies in New York and Paris, where she examined the role of attitudes in the development of social classes and urban space.  

In the past, she has served as a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University.  She is also a feminist activist and a filmmaker, engaging in public debates about feminism, race, and religion.  She has made two documentaries with her sister about the French feminist Christine Delphy and has co-directed several issues of Pierre Bourdieu's journal Proceedings of Social Science Research.

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