Lauren Smyth

Lauren Smyth

Santa Barbara, CA, US



Sociocultural anthropologist with a focus on the built environment and religious/secular spaces. Grad student, UCSB


University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology

Urbanisation, religious and secular space, modern and subaltern studies, repurposed space

Sep 2013 - current

St. John's University, Bachelors, Anthropology, French, Art History

Gentrification, reuse and repurposement of space, New York City, urbanisation
Senior thesis: (Re)Used Religious Space in Bed-Stuy: Repurposing Churches as Apartment Buildings in Gentrifying New York

Sep 2009 - May 2013