Department of Sociology

Alison Coffey

M.C.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Tufts University

Alison Coffey



political sociology, community and urban sociology, climate change, property, risk, social movements


Alison Coffey is a third year PhD student in the Department of Sociology and a Graduate Fellow of the Urban Ethnography Lab. Her research focuses on the politics of climate adaptation and urban development, conflicts over land and property, housing, and social movements. Alison holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from MIT and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Tufts University, and she is a research affiliate of the MIT Community Innovators Lab.

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