Ron Cogswell, “Native American Vendors Program — Palace of Governors Santa Fe (NM) 2013.” Sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/9693738025

[Essay originally written for HIST 2660, “Unlearning Native American History” at Cornell University, taught by Professor John Parmenter, May 2019.]

New Mexico is recognized as a center for Native American arts and culture in the modern-day United States, particularly within the Southwest. The state’s two largest cities, Albuquerque and Santa…


An Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) mural in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 19, 2019. PAUL FAITH/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. Retrieved from https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/22/northern-ireland-paramilitary-violence-brexit/

[Podcast script originally written for GOVT 3071, “Enduring Global and American Issues” at Cornell University (Cornell in Washington), taught by Professor David Silbey, May 2021. Up to date as of May 1, 2021.]

A riot in Derry on March 29th, 2021 marked the first of about twelve nearly consecutive days…


Written and up-to-date as of March 2021

Pandemics have sometimes been dubbed the “great equalizers,” but the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequities in the United States and beyond makes that title little more than a debunked myth. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition…


Find Shelter tool, developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (https://www.hud.gov/findshelter)

The Find Shelter tool, introduced in a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) press release on Thursday, January 14, is a new HUD resource designed to connect community members in need with sources of local assistance. …


American urban life is characterized by a diversity that makes anticipating its reaction to any number of influences — let alone chaotic, unpredictable influences such as the present global pandemic — close to impossible. Over the past century or so, American citizens have witnessed an exponential weakening of public life…


[Essay originally written for PAM 3250, “Neighborhoods, Housing, and Urban Policy” at Cornell University, taught by Professor Laura Tach, December 2019.]

Many issues are embedded in America’s neighborhoods and housing system, threatening not only the wellbeing of individual residents but of whole communities. Although these problems are diverse in nature…


[Creative project originally completed for CRP 2000, “The Promise and Pitfalls of Contemporary Planning” at Cornell University, taught by Professor Jennifer Minner, December 2019. Zine available in PDF format at https://indd.adobe.com/view/1f339441-d5de-4e97-9bf5-8e208169e322 ]


[Essay originally written for ANTHR 2420, “Nature-Culture: Ethnographic Approaches to Human Environment Relations” at Cornell University, taught by Professor Paul Nadasdy, December 2019.]

New Mexico’s San Juan County is known within and beyond the United States’ Four Corners region for a number of features: its scenic landscapes, cultural diversity, numerous…


[Essay originally written for CRP 2000, “The Promise and Pitfalls of Contemporary Planning” at Cornell University, taught by Professor Jennifer Minner, November 2019.]

In the modern-day profession, planners are in general agreement that the city should strive to meet the needs of all of its users, despite their backgrounds, experiences…


[Essay originally written for ANTHR 2420, “Nature-Culture: Ethnographic Approaches to Human Environment Relations” at Cornell University, taught by Professor Paul Nadasdy, September 2019.]

Throughout history, the concept of “wilderness” has always been evolving. It has been something to fear: a looming presence that acts as a symbol for “the unknown,”…

Hannah Faulwell

Student at Cornell University — Urban and Regional Studies, Music, Policy Analysis and Management. Writer and violinist. Albuquerque, NM.

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