Cameron Khalfani Herman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University where he specializes in the department's Community and Urban focus. As an urban studies scholar, Cameron is concerned with the ways marginalized social groups experience the shifting landscape of urban communities in the 21st century. His research broadly examines issues of urban inequality with specific interests in the areas of youth culture and community development.
Currently, he is engaged in dissertation research exploring urban youths' perceptions of municipally-funded recreation centers in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of this project is to understand how adolescent youth assign meaning and value to these social institutions theorized as sites of development. Cameron holds a BA in African American Studies and a MA in Pan African Studies, from Georgia State University and the University of Louisville, respectively. CV is available upon request.