Director of Community Engagement and Collaborative Learning, Professor of Geography/Urban Studies

Myrna Breitbart

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Hampshire College Professor Myrna Breitbardt
Myrna Breitbart
Director of Community Engagement and Collaborative Learning, Professor of Geography/Urban Studies
Critical Social Inquiry
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Myrna Breitbart
Franklin Patterson Hall 206
413.559.5457
Professor Breitbart will be on sabbatical leave for academic year 2015-2016.
Myrna Breitbart, professor of geography and urban studies, has an A.B. and Ph.D. from Clark University. Her teaching and research interests focus on the gender, race, and class dimensions of built environments and planning over time; struggles over urban public space; and urban community development, with a current emphasis on the new cultural economy and its role in urban regeneration.

She has also explored the spatial dimensions of social change and examined the impact of "creative" economies on smaller post-industrial cities. During her tenure, she facilitated community-engaged learning at the College and worked with many community-based organizations in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

 

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