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Welcome New Students!

The Environmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York would like to welcome 3 new students! Manju Adikesavan Manju Adikesavan is an architect-planner with multi-sectoral experience in urban planning and design, technology training, gender justice, and youth empowerment. Manju began her career working first as a planning consultant for …

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Faculty Member Laxmi Ramasubramanian’s New Book!

Essential Methods for Planning Practitioners: Skills and Techniques for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Communication This is Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian’s second book, co-authored with Jochen Albrecht and published in 2018. This book assembles and organizes a selected range of methods and techniques that every planning practitioner should know to be successful in the contemporary global urban …

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Spatializing Culture by Setha Low

Setha Low, professor of Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center at CUNY recently released her new book: Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods for understanding space and place. It considers how ethnographically based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social …

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Faculty Setha Low Speaks About Public Space at the 9th World Urban Forum

Setha Low, professor of Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, recently shared her work on activist focusing on implementing public space initiatives at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The following are her colleague, Michael Mehaffy’s opening remarks for their panel on Implementing Public Space Initiatives in the New Urban Agenda: “I’d …

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Alum Jen Jack Gieseking Interviewed about Latest Research

Jen Jack Gieseking was interviewed by Jacob R. Moore Urban Omnibus, a publication of the architectural league of New York. You can find the interview here! The map above is part of Jen Jack’s A Queer New York site, which will launch in spring of 2019. Courtesy of Jen Jack Gieseking. “Defining and representing what might …

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Theorizing Jealousy: Affect and Emotions in Polyamory

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Enciso Dominguez for her lecture “Theorizing Jealousy: Affect and Emotions in Polyamory.” Join us on Wednesday, March 7th at 11:45 in Room 6304.01 (“The Hub”)! For more information on Dr. Dominguez’s work, please see her faculty page at John Jay. Dr. Dominguez’s lecture is part of the Critical Cluster …

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W.E.B. Du Bois Reading Group

  W.E.B. Du Bois Reading Group Due to popular demand, the Environmental Psychology department at CUNY Graduate Center has started a W.E.B. Du Bois Reading Group. William Edward Burghardt “W.E.B.” Du Bois was an African American sociologist, historian, and activist. He was also the first African American to earn a doctorate. His work includes Souls …

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UDIG: User Design Information Group

Come Join us on February 28th to hear from our EP faculty member Leigh Graham and three of our EP students (Evie Klein, Eleanor Luken, and Troy Simpson) as they share their work with UDIG (User Design Information Group)! Our Brown Bag Events are free and open to the public! Learn more about UDIG by …

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#TheyGunnedMeDown: Narrating Race-Radical Classrooms in the Movements for Black Lives By Dr. Carmen Kynard

Brown Bag Event February 21st 2018: #TheyGunnedMeDown: Narrating Race-Radical Classrooms in the Movements for Black Lives Dr. Carmen Kynard   The Full Slideshow can be found at: bit.ly/kynard-gc Dr. Kynard is an associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY). She has a particular …

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Welcome back, Deirdre Conlon!

Deirdre Conlon, a graduate of the program, recently returned to share her new research with the department and to speak with current students about her experiences. A description of her talk is found below: GC CUNY Critical Psychology Brown Bag Colloquium, Oct. 18th 2017   Reflections on Carceral Circuits and Spaces Deirdre Conlon, Ph.D. University …

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