Christian Siener

Term Assistant Professor of Urban Studies


Urban Studies


714 Milstein Learning Center
Tuesdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Christian Siener is an urban geographer who studies homelessness, political economy, and infrastructure. His research analyzes the political geographies of New York City’s extensive homeless shelter system in historical perspective and shelters residents’ varying forms of resistance and solidarity through music. Professor Siener teaches a senior seminar on the built environment, GIS methods, and a seminar on the history and politics of homelessness in New York. He was previously a Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has held positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, and Bronx Community College.