Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Urban Geography & Politics, Pratt Institute. A community-based urban studies & youth studies scholar, for over fifteen years Caitlin has conducted participatory action research projects with young people in cities investigating the everyday intimate experiences of neoliberal restructuring, specifically as it concerns gentrification, immigration, education, and zero tolerance policies.

In Salt Lake City, Utah she co-founded the Mestizo Arts & Activism Collective, an intergenerational social justice think tank that engages young people as catalysts of change through community-based research, arts and activism. She received a special recognition from the ACLU in Utah for her work with young people on educational rights & immigration. Caitlin’s work has been published widely in journals and edited collections in geography, urban studies, youth studies and education. Caitlin is a principal of The Public Science Project, and on the editorial boards of Metro Politics, Community Development, Children’s Geographies, and Children, Youth, and Environments.