Erin Lilli is a PhD candidate in Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY and has taught courses in Urban Studies at Queens College and worked as a WRAC Fellow at Kingsborough Community College. Erin’s current research utilizes residential oral histories to study resistance to gentrification in Crown Heights, Brooklyn through a framework of racial capitalism. She held a fellowship developing a literature database on public space with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and works with CUNY’s Center for Human Environments as a research associate for the Public Space Research Group.