Catherine Guimond

Adjunct Faculty
Liberal Arts and MA Faculty

Catherine Guimond, PhD, researches how urban space is integral to both the production of inequality in our society and to social justice struggles that have the potential to transform our world. She recently completed her dissertation on the rebuilding of the South Bronx in New York after its devastation by disinvestment in the 1970s. She continues to write about reinvestment in poor and working class neighborhoods, focusing on how these processes can lay the groundwork for either exclusion and gentrification or social justice and community empowerment. She fuses the scope of political economy with ethnographic methods that document the intimate dynamics of race, class, and capital today. 


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • MEM, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2001
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1995