Carolyn is an urban and cultural sociologist interested in cities, arts, and social change, particularly on the level of social interaction and the production of "community". She investigates the role of culture in reproducing and transforming social inequality, and researches conflict around diversity and difference. As a long-time cultural worker and activist, Carolyn has worked with many women's cultural organizations on issues of violence prevention, self-expression, and arts and culture.She has taught at Penn, Moore College of Art and Design, and Ursinus College. Outside of higher education, Carolyn is a long-time community-based educator, having worked with K-12 students and adults in museum settings, nonprofits, and a variety of arts organizations, including The Girls’ DJ Collective, of which she is co-founder. Carolyn holds a joint Ph.D in Sociology and Education/Culture/Society from the University of Pennsylvania.