Meaghan Stiman

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Meaghan is a doctoral student in the department of sociology. She received her B.A. in sociology and gender studies from Stonehill College. Her research interests include community and urban sociology, ethnography, and race, class, and gender. Meaghan is broadly interested in understanding how communities and neighborhoods change and the groups of people who help to produce these changes. Using a combination of ethnographic, interview, and survey data, her dissertation traces the role, experience, and impact of second homeowners and second homeownership in rural and urban contexts: Rangeley, a rural four-season vacation destination in Northern Maine, and Boston, a growing site of urban second homeownership.