Judith R.  Halasz Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Judith R. Halasz

Associate Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz

Former member of the world-renowned downtown New York performance group the Squat Theatre, Judith R. Halasz is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at New Paltz, specializing in theory, culture, film, labor, and urban life. She has published in numerous journals including Sociological Forum, Social Forces, Visual Studies, The Drama Review, Across the Disciplines, Teaching Sociology, and Housing Policy Debate.


    Ph.D. Sociology, City University of New York, 2007
    Graduate Certificate in Film Studies, CUNY, 2007
    BA, Mathematics, Brown University, 1995

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Halasz's book The Bohemian Ethos: Questioning Work and Making a Scene on the Lower East Side (Routledge, 2015) explores the creative output and political, economic, cultural, and social impact and significance of various downtown New York bohemian generations including the Beats, counterculture, underground, and more recent iterations.

    Her other research projects focus on affordable housing, neighborhoods, and urban redevelopment, paying special attention to gentrification and racial-ethnic inequality in New York City.

    She has also published on and worked in film and theater.


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