Glennon Sweeney

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Glennon Sweeney

Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

(614) 688-1612

Room 209E
33 W. 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Intersection of land use and development policy and metropolitan segregation with an emphasis on suburban spaces
  • Food Justice
  • Structural Racialization


  • PhD Candidate - City and Regional Planning, OSU
  • M.A., City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Political Science and Geography, The Ohio State University

Glennon is a senior research associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at. Her work centers the formation of metropolitan space, its evolution, and the role of suburban municipalities in creating and maintaining metropolitan segregation. Specifically, her work focuses on issues related to jurisdictional fragmentation, metropolitan competition, suburban development, desegregation efforts, and the role of economic development in addressing spatial inequality at the neighborhood scale. An applied social scientist engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship, all of Glennon’s research is designed to create real work impacts, the co-production of knowledge, and dissemination in both community and scholarly contexts. Glennon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Political Science, a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and is currently a PhD candidate in that department at OSU. Glennon is a member of the Worthington Community Relations Commission and the Franklin County Local Food Council and sits on the Board of Directors for Erase the Space.