Hillary Caldwell is a PhD student in Environmental Psychology and the Women’s Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on collective struggles over social reproduction in the context of global capitalist development. She is particularly interested in the development of knowledge and relationships through participatory action research, community-driven planning, and critical pedagogy, and how these developments influence the goals and strategies of social movements. Hillary is exploring these ideas in her work with Picture the Homeless, the NYC Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI), and Morris Justice: A Public Science Project.
Hillary has taught various courses across the City University of New York, including Intro to Urban Studies: Poverty and Affluence, at Queens College, Theory of Urban Design: Radical Urbanisms and Social Architecture at City College; and Shaping the Future of NYC for the Macaulay Honors College.
Research Interests: Research Interests: social reproduction, everyday life, urban environments, anti-/alter-capitalist movements, housing and community development, participatory action research, critical ethnography, popular education, community-driven planning, critical pedagogy, feminism, anti-racism