'Feelin' Nasty' - March 8, 2017 - Lower East Side, NYC: A self portrait taken on International Women's Day 2017 / 'A Day without a Woman'.

‘Feelin’ Nasty’ – March 8, 2017 – Lower East Side, NYC: A self portrait taken on International Women’s Day 2017 / ‘A Day without a Woman’.

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).



A Brief Teaching Philosophy

  At the core of my teaching philosophy is a critical pedagogical approach that understands the classroom as a space in which to inform students about their world/city and prepare and encourage them to play an active role in shaping that world/city. For me and my practice, critical pedagogy translates into three commitments: 1) facilitating …

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Awarded TLC Grant for ‘Walking in My Shoes’ Project

In the Fall of 2016 I was awarded a grant through the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at the CUNY Graduate Center. According to TLC, these awards providing recipients with up to $2,500 are intended to “support the planning, execution, and public reflection upon a teaching and learning project that extends beyond an individual assignment, and which …

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