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Fernanda Blanco Vidal

Fernanda Blanco Vidal is a doctoral student in Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on narrative and social memory, critical psychology, land and water injustice, forced migration, and people-place relationship. She has published the book “Longing yes, Sadness no – Social Memory, Psychology and Forced Displacement” focusing on people displaced by dams. Fernanda has many years of experience as an instructor in Brazil and as Adjunct Faculty at City College of New York where she created the course “Psychology of People in Places – From Climate Changes to Gentrification. As an educator, she focuses on interdisciplinary exchanges, liberation pedagogy, and student-centered approaches. Fernanda is a fellow with CUNY’s Teaching and Learning Center where she develops workshops and projects focused on students’ participation and critical pedagogy of place. In 2020, she created the ongoing project “From My Window and Other Places” sponsored by the Center for Humanities (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Seminar for Public Engagement. Fernanda also co-created, with fellow Ph.D. candidate Erin Lilli, the group “Teaching Environmental Psychology Critically” where environmental psychologists come together to reflect and share their conceptions as educators. Contact:

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