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CLAIRE CAHEN

Department of Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY

ccahen at gradcenter.cuny.edu | 212-817-1905 | http://clairecahen.org

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Environmental Psychology, in progress
Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

M.Phil, Environmental Psychology, 2019
Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

B.A., English, 2011, magna cum laude
Pomona College, Claremont, CA.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2018-
Digital Pedagogy Fellow, The Open Lab at City Tech, City University of New York.

2018-2019
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, City University of New York.

 2017-2018
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, City College, City University of New York.

AFFILIATIONS

2016-
Research Associate, Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Cahen, C., Lilli, E., and Saegert, S. 2020. Ethical action in the age of austerity: Cases of care in two community land trusts. Housing Studies. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2020.1807472.

Cahen, C., Schneider, J., and Saegert, S. 2019. Victories from insurgency: Re-negotiating housing and citizenship at the margins. Antipode, 51: 1416-1435. doi:10.1111/anti.12558

Cahen, C. 2019. Does individualizing the labor contract hurt women? Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 58: 317-375.

Bayaa, H., Cahen, C., Doss, A., Fusco, R., Gordon, R., Sarkisian, G., and Taylor, S. (2017). Learning community psychology practice competencies: Student pathways through the applied community psychology specialization. The Journal of Global Community Psychology Practice, 8(1).

  •  Authors listed in alphabetical order but all contributed equally.

ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW

Cahen, C. (under review). The right-to-work in minimal cities. Environment and Planning A.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Schneider, J., Cahen, C. and Saegert, S. (2017) Formations of participation: The pathways of emergent  community land trusts. In: R. A. Hays (ed.), Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action: The Struggle to Create Neighborhoods that Serve Human Needs (49-91). Maryland: Lexington Books.

ESSAYS, REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY

Cahen, C & Owens, L.Z. (2020). What if we did things differently to make schools safe in the age of COVID? NJ.com, (July 2020), Accessible at https://bit.ly/33M6sDv.

Cahen, C. (2019). Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City, by Amy Starecheski and The Urban Politics of Squatters’ Movements (The Contemporary City), by Miguel A. Martínez López. City and Community, 18(1), 416-418. doi:10.1111/cico.12376.

Cahen, C. (2017). we’ve stood, two shadows arguing over the union and other poems.  In: N. Ignatiev (ed), Hard Crackers: Chronicles of Everyday Life #4. Summer issue 2017.

REPORTS, WORKING PAPERS AND TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Abello, O. (2020). Who Has the Right to Build Wealth in a Gentrifying Neighborhood? Interview with Claire Cahen. Next City, January 21, Accessible at: https://tinyurl.com/uhc66sb.

Wang, R., Cahen, C., Acolin, A., and Walter, R. J. (2019). Tracking Growth And Evaluating Performance Of Shared Equity Homeownership Programs During Housing Market Fluctuations. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Accessible at: https://bit.ly/2LJnkD9.

Cahen, C., Saegert, S., and Schneider, J. (2018). Interrupting Inequality through Community Control of Land. Shelterforce (Special Issue), Spring 2018, Accessible at: https://bit.ly/2JIUG3u.

EXTERNAL FUNDING

2020
COVID-Affected Research Agenda Grant. Publics Lab ($1500).

2016-
Interrupting Place-based Inequality: Building Sustainable Communities through Shared Equity Homeownership. National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Science Program: Research Assistantship.

2019
2019 UAA Conference Travel Scholarship. Urban Affairs Association ($300).

2018
2018 Research Scholarship for Grounded Solutions. Grounded Solutions Network National Conference ($500).

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

2020
Doctoral Research Initiative Grant, CUNY Graduate Center ($1500).

2020
Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Archival Grant in American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center ($4000).

2019
Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel and Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center ($300).

 2018
Environmental Psychology Tithe Funds, CUNY Graduate Center ($900)

2017
Sue Rosenberg Zalk Travel and Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center ($300).

2017
Gittell Doctoral Research Assistantship Fellowship ($3000)

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS & AWARDS

2016-
Graduate Assistantship B and Teaching Fellowship (tuition reimbursement and $25,000/ year).

 2015
Community Psychology Book Award, Antioch University, Los Angeles

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016-2019
Research Associate, Housing Environments Research Group, Graduate Center, CUNY.

2018-2019
Research Associate, Grounded Solutions Network, New York, NY.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY

  •   PSYCH 170: Human Sexuality (2018-2019 academic year,  Fall 2019)

Department of Psychology, City College, CUNY

  •   PSYCH 375: People in Place: From Climate Change to Gentrification (Spring 2018, cross-listed in sociology, anthropology and architecture).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2014
Union Organizer, National Nurses United, National.

2010-2013
Union Organizer, Unite Here! Local 11, Los Angeles, CA.

INVITED LECTURES AND PANELS

2019
Housing Stress and Community Land Trusts (panelist). Department of Critical Social and Environmental Psychology. The Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Peak Experiences in Teaching Environmental Psychology (panelist). Department of Environmental Psychology Conference: Environmental Psychology at 50. The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Capitalist Movements and Labor Struggles in Minimal Cities (lecture). Department of Environmental Psychology Research Day. The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 2018
Quantitative Research in Urban Studies (guest lecture). Department of Critical Social and Environmental Psychology. The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 2017
The Community Land Trust Project (panelist). Critical Social and Environmental Psychology lecture series. The Graduate Center, CUNY.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS

2020
Urban Crisis and The Reaffirmation of the Public Good. The Psychology of Global Crises. Virtual.

2019
Community Land Trusts: How they Gained Ground in Two Cities. Urban Affairs Association. Los Angeles, CA.

 2017
Community Land Trusts in Context: The Impact of Municipal Partnerships. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Denver, CO.

Emergent Political and Economic Possibilities of Community Land Trusts. Urban Affairs Association. Minneapolis, MN.

 ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS

2019
Curating a Student e-Portfolio. New York City College of Technology.

Curating a Faculty and Staff Portfolio. New York City College of Technology.

Creating your Course Site. New York City College of Technology.

Working With Your Students. New York City College of Technology.

2018
Remixing and Sharing in Open Digital Pedagogy. New York City College of Technology.

Creating your Course Site. New York City College of Technology.

Working With Your Students. New York City College of Technology.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Article reviewer: Antipode.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

L’d Up – study on the periodic slow-downs of the L Train in New York City: contributing to collaboration between CUNY faculty, graduate students, and New York City residents researching the impact of changes to New York City transit. 2019 – present.

Union Steward. Professional Staff Congress, 2016-2018.

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Departmental

Executive Committee, Department of Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center (CUNY), 2016 – present

Admissions Committee, Department of Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center (CUNY), 2020

PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ASSOCIATIONS

Urban Affairs Association