Taylor Cain

Ph.D. Candidate

E-mail Address: tcain@bu.eduTaylorCain

Taylor Cain graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in the Science in Society Program from Wesleyan University. While there, she researched how gender and sexuality were represented in biomedical and artistic narratives of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Since then, she has transitioned to research on urban development and the role of neighborhoods in the urban landscape. Taylor’s current project looks at how a national initiative for commercial revitalization complicates existing understandings of “local” business and “local” economy. More broadly, Taylor is interested in how neighborhoods get imagined, quantified and valued through commercial projects.