Erin Mariel Brownstein McElroy

TitleDoctoral Candidate
DivisionGraduate Studies Division
DepartmentFeminist Studies Department
Phone3023792120
Email
Web Site Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Publications
OfficeHumanities 433
Office HoursTuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5
Campus Mail StopFeminist Studies
Erin Mariel Brownstein McElroy

Research Interests

Racialized dispossession, Critical Cartography, Mobility Studies, Postsocialist Analytics, Techno-Utopics, Gentrification, Eastern European Studies, Romania, San Francisco Bay Area, Tech Boom, Feminist Technology Studies, Human Geography

Biography, Education and Training

Erin McElroy is a doctoral candidate in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz and cofounder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project - a data visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective documenting the dispossession and resistance of Bay Area residents upon gentrifying landscapes. At UCSC, Erin's project uses postsocialist analytics, feminist technology studies, and critical race studies and critical geography to study the techno-utopics and dystopics of tech booms within the Bay Area and Romania.

Honors, Awards and Grants

Fulbright Research Grant, 2017-2018
IHR Summer Dissertation Fellowship 2017
Kala Artist Fellowship, 2016-2017
American Studies Association, Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2016
American Association of Geographers, Urban Geography Alternative Geography Award, 2016
FLAS Fellowship, 2016 -UC Berkeley
YBCA100 Artist Award, 2015 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Media Arts Award, 2015 – Creative Work Fund, Haas Foundation
Blum Scholar Award, 2015 – Blum Center for Poverty, UC Santa Cruz
Annual Housing Award, 2015 - Council of Community Housing Organizations, SF
Best of the Bay, Activist Award, 2014 - SF Bay Guardian
Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2014-2019 - University of California, Santa Cruz


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Teaching Interests

Racialized dispossession, Critical Cartography, Mobility Studies, Postsocialist Analytics, Techno-Utopics, Gentrification, Eastern European Studies, Romania, San Francisco Bay Area, Tech Boom, Feminist Technology Studies, Human Geography

Courses Taught

FMST 189, Spring 2017, Technologies of Displacement and Resistance
FMST 146, Summer 2017, Geographies of Forced Displacement