Kristen Hackett is a researcher-scholar-activist living and working in New York City. She is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center of the City of New York. Her research interests are in housing and community development in NYC, political and social responses to increasing insecurity and precarity and how art and technology can be used in consciousness-raising and resistance efforts and to advocate for community/human-centered policy development.
These interests – passions, really – have guided her past and present research endeavors – including her recent project entitled ‘Walking in My Shoes‘ – as well as her professional pursuits. In this vein, she currently work as a Research Associate with the Center for Urban Research, Community Facilitator with City Tech’s OpenLab, and as an Adjunct faculty member in the Urban Studies Department at Queens College. Kristen is also the Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).