Victoria Sisk

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2018-2019
PhD Student, Sociology
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Victoria Sisk is a doctoral student in the School of Sociology. She grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended Case Western Reserve University where she earned dual degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. After graduation, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a research assistant for the American Institutes for Research. Victoria plans to focus on understanding social inequality at the neighborhood level, particularly the ways in which gentrification can disrupt or perpetuate inequality for long-time residents of gentrifying neighborhoods. She plans to investigate how homeownership, age, and race shape the consequences of gentrification for long-time residents in terms of their displacement, socioeconomic mobility, and health post-gentrification. Outside of her scholarly pursuits, she enjoys gardening and is looking forward to learning about Tucson's native plants and heirloom vegetables.