Join us on February 18th at 3pm EST. HASTAC Scholars Co-Directors, Hilary Wilson and Shaun Lin, will host a special welcome event for the new HASTAC Scholars cohort (returning HASTAC Scholars are also welcome to attend). The Co-Directors will discuss the benefits of HASTAC Scholars, upcoming opportunities, and answer any questions.
Please RSVP to receive Zoom details for the event.
Shaun Lin is pursuing a PhD in geography at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research interests include immigrant communities, food and foodways, and abolition geography. He is an adjunct lecturer in Urban Studies at Queens College. Originally from Los Angeles, Shaun is a longtime resident of Sunset Park, Brooklyn where he organizes with Sunset Park for a Liberated Future, Sunset Park Popular Assembly, and No New Jails NYC against gentrification, displacement, policing and prisons.
Hilary Wilson is pursuing a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research broadly examines the history of economic development policy in U.S. cities and the role of urban governance in (re)producing socio-spatial inequalities along the lines of race, gender, and class. In light of recent theorizations of financialization and its impacts on older industrial cities, her dissertation research traces the material and discursive dimensions of debt-financed development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She focuses particularly on how ideologies of race and gender, as well as alternative visions of economic development, have shaped the city’s fiscal policy since the 1970s. Before pursuing her PhD, Hilary worked and volunteered in various capacities in Milwaukee’s nonprofit, public, and cooperative sectors, and was a founding board member of the Milwaukee Community Land Trust, the city’s first land trust devoted to providing permanently affordable housing for low-income Milwaukee residents. She holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.