Miriam Greenberg

Miriam Greenberg PortraitBiographical Information

Miriam Greenberg is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and is the author of Branding New York:  How a City in Crisis was Sold to the World (Routledge, 2008), and Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans (Oxford, 2014), co-edited with Kevin Fox Gotham. The volume The City is the Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Tactics in an Urban Age, co-edited with Penny Lewis, is forthcoming with Cornell.  Since 2013, she has been directing the Critical Sustainabilities project, which can be found at: https://critical-sustainabilities.ucsc.edu/. She is currently chair-elect of the Community and Urban Section of the American Sociological Association.

Research Interests

Urban sociology, geography, political ecology, disaster and crisis, sustainability studies, media and cultural studies, social movements, and social theory. Research has focused in particular on New York City, New Orleans, Buenos Aires, and urban California.

Previous Education/Training

2000 – Ph.D. Sociology with Highest Distinction, City University of New York.
1986 – B.A. Urban Studies with a minor in Media Studies, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Social Research.