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Roosevelt House Faculty Forum
Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research, Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates and Colleagues

May 7, 2018

Why Trump Won: Outgroup Hostility as the New Ethnocentrism

Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election has understandably sparked considerable debate among political analysts regarding the reason that Trump won. In this paper, we present…  

March 28, 2018

Why Social Justice Today Means Environmental Justice

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Environmental justice in the USA, though not necessarily elsewhere,…  

March 27, 2018

Community Land Trusts, Environmental Justice, and Diasporas: A New Take on Human Rights

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Communities besieged by environmental justice struggles are usually afflicted…  

March 20, 2018

New Methodologies and Emerging Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Environmental Justice Education and Research

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   The Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz once remarked, “How we…  

Student Submission — Environmental Justice and Accountability in Sustainable Development

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was…  

March 19, 2018

How to Plan Environmentally Just Neighborhoods: Include Communities!

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   When Jen Chantrtanapichate moved into her north Brooklyn neighborhood…  

March 8, 2018

Reframing Climate Change as a Moral Problem

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Climate justice refers to the whole constellation of philosophical…  

March 6, 2018

Faculty Journal: New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice

The Faculty Journal series features commissioned opinion and commentary pieces by the Hunter College community on Public Policy and Human Rights topics. (The writing and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors…  

Environmental Racism, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice

This post appeared as part of a Roosevelt House Faculty Journal series on the New and Renewed Visions of Environmental Justice.   Over the past decade, activist groups have mobilized nationally…  

November 30, 2017

Repealing or replacing the ACA’s provisions: How would adults with disabilities fare?

PDF version of this article.   This issue brief is the third in a series on Advancing Policy to Support Workers with Disabilities. This Roosevelt House series, edited by Professor…  

May 4, 2017

The Promise of Better Economic Outcomes for Workers with Musculoskeletal Conditions

PDF version of this article.   Introduction Disability due to musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions is a serious and growing problem among American workers. Since 1981, the number of individuals with MSK…  

Time-Limited Benefits Before Permanent SSDI Disability Benefits

PDF version of this article.   Introduction The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are important sources of financial support for the millions of working-age…  

April 11, 2017

The Effect of the Housing Crisis on the Finances of Central Cities

Howard Chernick, Hunter College and City University of New York Andrew Reschovsky, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and University of Wisconsin-Madison Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University Prepared for presentation at…  

April 6, 2017

Teaching at the Intersection of Race and Disability: A Special Education Department Reflects and (Re)Acts

In our first department meeting in fall 2016, three of my colleagues—Jennifer Samson, Xuchilt Perez, and Kristen Hodnett—shared two handouts, Banks’ (1993) model for multicultural education and McIntosh’s (1988) work…  

What Educators Don’t See: The Relationship Between Complex Trauma and School Interruption

Mothers of color affected[1] by the Child Welfare System (CWS) experience high rates of exposure to events where their lives or physical/psychological integrity are challenged (Blakey & Hatcher, 2013; Chemtob,…