Caroline Loomis

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Research Interests

  • Critical childhood studies; educational geographies; race, racism and racial capitalism; resistance; gentrification; partition; social reproduction; agriculture and food justice.

Dissertation Topic: Childhood, schooling, race and gentrification in NYC

Advisor: Cindi Katz

Caroline came to doctoral study from over a decade in the fields of food justice and youth development, leading and designing educational programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. Her curiosity and commitments to the intersections of social justice, space/place and education led her to the Grad Center, where her research centers on childhood, schooling, race and gentrification in New York City. Caroline also works as a freelance facilitator/trainer, and serves as an Instructional Technology Fellow with CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, where she supports faculty to develop creative pedagogical practices and meaningfully integrate digital technology into their courses. She loves being in gardens, classrooms, oceans, parks, and collaborative spaces.