My dissertation research investigates immigrant operated food businesses in a cluster of socially diverse neighborhoods to understand how ethnic-multiplicity influences socio-spatial landscapes. This study aims to advance the urban social science literature by illustrating how immigrants, with the particular kinds of diversity they bring, continually remake and transform societies.
The images, sound clips, and video below highlight everyday life in Queens, New York–the field site for my dissertation research.

photos by  melissa reanne de la cruz + noah allison