urban social movements, public spaces, homelessness, housing rights,
Eva Tessza Udvarhelyi is a doctoral candidate in environmental psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has an MA in cultural anthropology from ELTE University in Budapest where she researched the exclusion of homeless people from public spaces. At CUNY, she got an MA in Psychology with a thesis that focused on the Critical Mass movement in Budapest as a form of embodied democratic practice. In 2009 Tessza co-founded a group called The City is for All, which is the only homeless-led advocacy organization in Hungary. Tessza’s dissertation is about the criminalization of homelessness and the potential for homeless people to resist it.