Taryn Fivek

Taryn Fivek

Adjunct Lecturer


Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center (in progress, Geography)
MSc. SOAS University of London (2012, Globalization and Development)


Taryn Fivek is an adjunct lecturer with the economics department at John Jay College. She focuses on uneven economic and geographic development, financialization, neoliberalism, state power, and crisis. Her professional background includes food server and delivery driver, copy editor, union organizer, journalist, researcher, and public information officer with the International Organization for Migration.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Geographers
Union of Radical Policital Economists

Course Taught

Current courses

ECO 170 - Crime, Class and Capitalism: The Economics of Justice

Previous courses

ECO 101 - Introduction to Economics
ECO 105 - Understanding U.S. Economic Data
ECO 231 - Global Economic Development

Research Summary

Taryn Fivek is currently studying the New York City real estate market and its implications at the global and local level as it relates to trends in class/state power, public infrastructure investment, and people who live in cities.

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Labor & Union Issues
New York History
Public Housing
Racial & Social Justice
Urban Development & Gentrification

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Uneven Development