Paige Ambord




Cultural Sociology, Social Movements


Paige Ambord is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, where she is also an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Social Movements. Her research primarily deals with collective action, urban sociology, and place. Her dissertation looks at the effects of local context and grassroots mobilization on land use decisions for abandoned and vacant commercial and industrial properties in a legacy city. Additionally, Ambord is a former coordinating editor for the American Sociological Review and currently serves as the assistant editor of the social movements blog “Mobilizing Ideas.”


Title: "Industrial Ruins: Visibility and Value in Land Use Decision Making"
Committee: Erika Summers Effler, Terence McDonnell, Kraig Beyerlein, Debbie Becher (Barnard College)