Eric Goldfischer

My dissertation project examines the geographic relationship of homelessness and visuality, with a particular focus on how visual encounters of homelessness play out in urban ecological spaces. How do ways of seeing homelessness produce racialized difference in urban space, and how do these visual narratives change when they take place amidst urban ecological renewal projects, such as the High Line Park? In examining these questions, I work closely with a group of homeless activists in New York City, where I practice a model of academic resourcefulness. Prior to entering academia, I worked as a housing organizer in the Bronx, where my interest in housing justice and its role in broader urban movements first took flight.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: American Studies, Urban Studies, Macalester College.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Book Review: The Value of Homelessness by Craig Willse: Goldfischer, Eric, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40 (4) 890-892, 2016.
  • PAGE Graduate Fellowship, Imagining America, 2017 - 2018
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2017
  • Darrell Haug Davis Fellowship, UMN Geography Department, 2017