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Claire Cahen


Claire is a second year PhD student in Environmental Psychology. Her research centers on the role that “right-to-work” legislation and related encroachments on collective bargaining play in economic restructuring in the Rust Belt. Additionally, she is a part of the Housing Environments Research Group (HERG), where she works with a team on an NSF-funded study of two community land trusts in the U.S.  Her background is in union organizing and she also holds a master’s degree in Community Psychology. She currently teaches in the Psychology department at City College.
Research Interests: Economic restructuring , financialization, transformation of municipal governance, community land trusts, housing


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