Suzanne Scheld

Suzanne Scheld

Suzanne earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation examined youth cultural expression, public self- imaging, and public markets in the context of Dakar, Senegal. This research led her to study street economies, public markets, and beaches in Dakar. She is the co-author of Sustainability in Sub-Sahara Africa: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects, with Jennifer De Maio and Mintesnot Woldeamanuel (Lexington Press 2018), and a number of articles on the topic. As a member of PSRG, she has participated in numerous studies of federal, state, and municipal parks on the East Coast of the U.S., and contributed to developing PSRG’s Toolkit for the Ethnographic Study of Space (TESS). She is currently the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the California State University, Northridge, and the president-elect of the Society for Urban, National, Transnational and Global Anthropology (SUNTA), a section of the American Anthropological Association. In addition to studying parks and beaches, she is currently examining archival activism and community museums as a form of public space.

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