September 23, 2017

Alexis R. Posey graduated with a Masters of Science in Urban Policy Analysis & Management from The New School in 2014.  She is a social justice advocate with nearly a decade of experience in political strategy and advocacy, and she has led

multiple community based camp...

July 28, 2017

Samantha Washburn-Baronie (shown here with Sen. Elizabeth Warren) attended The New School from 2007 – 2010 and graduated with a degree in Urban Studies. A native to Massachusetts, Samantha returned to her home state and began a career in government and politics. She cu...

November 6, 2016

I wrote this piece back in 2010 (published in Cross Currents in 2011).  We were living in London at the time, and I was trying to process all of the racism and xenophobia that seemed to be increasing in the U.S. after the 2008 election.  The article describes the 'mora...

October 6, 2016

Steven Deheeger (BA 2010 Urban Studies) shown here losing a staring contest with his niece, has been working as a community organizer in the South Bronx since graduating from The New School.  He is the manager of City Harvest's Healthy Neighborhoods South Bronx.  City...

September 29, 2016

These photographs comprise a love song for north St. Louis.  Over the last 20 years I have spent a lot of time in this part of the city, bicycling around, attending church meetings, working on projects, learning from elders.  Like many, I have a deep affection for thes...

August 27, 2016

Renae Reynolds (MA Theories of Urban Practice, 2015), center seated, at the Beach 41st Houses in Rockaway.  Renae is working with the U.S. Forest Service to coordinate the Landscapes of Resilience Project.  Through interviews, workshops, and other community engagement...

July 30, 2016

Smithsonian Fellow Laura Belik (Parsons MA Design Studies 2016) looks through a box of archival documents for a project on African-American architects.  Laura studied architecture as an undergraduate at University of São Paulo, and has lent her talents to numerous proj...

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