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Naida Elena Montes is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Her work examines the theoretical and historical connections between urban landscapes, health, and socially constructed environmental inequities.  She is particularly interested in how the varying elements of our urban landscapes are influenced and informed by histories of marginalization and discrimination, and in improving the methodologies that can be used to pursue community engaged research. Naida’s current research seeks to amplify resident voices, keeping the resident human experience at the center of knowledge production while establishing the home as a critical scale of analysis within the discourse of the Environmental Justice Movement. 


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