Evan Casper-Futterman

Evan Casper-Futterman

Previous Degrees

  • BA, Geography, Vassar College (’07)
  • Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), University of New Orleans (’11)

Contact Information

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the areas of economic democracy and development. This includes issues of participatory planning and expertise, and innovating local and state policymaking across multiple areas for building institutions and vehicles for community wealth. The main conceptual questions in my dissertation deal with urban political economy, planning, politics, and scale.

I’ve been an adjunct instructor in the CUNY system in New York City, as well as Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In my extracurricular life I support organizing and advocacy for economic democracy, community control, and the social/solidarity economy in my humble hometown of New York City.

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses (designed and taught):

  • Macaulay Honors College, City College, CUNY: Shaping the Future of New York City (SPR ’15 and ’17)
  • Vassar College Geography Dept: Economic Geography; Political Geography; Community Development and Democracy; Cities and the Political Economy of Scale (SPR ’16, FALL ’16, FALL ’17)

Graduate Courses (designed and taught):

  • Joseph S. Murphy Institute of Worker Education and Labor Studies: Urban Social Identity (FALL ’15, ’16)
  • Economic Democracy Against Economic Crisis (FALL ’17)