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Dr. Stephanie Wakefield, Ph.D.

November 12, 2018
Florida International University                                                                                    swakefie@fiu.edu

EDUCATION

2016 Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Earth and Environmental Science

2008 M.A., The New School for Social Research, Politics

2005 B.A. (Honors), Eugene Lang College, Social and Historical Inquiry 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018-2021 Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2017-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang, The New School, New York, NY

2016-2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, NY

2016-2017 Lecturer, The New School, Environmental Studies Program, New York, NY

2008-2016 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Urban Studies and Environmental Studies Program, Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, NY


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Books

Wakefield, S. Under contract. Life in the Anthropocene Back Loop: Experimentation in Unsafe Operating Space. Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press (Critical Climate Change II Series).

Chandler, D., Grove, K., and Wakefield, S., eds. Under contract. Resilience and the Anthropocene. Abingdon: Routledge.

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

Wakefield, S. and Braun, B. 2019 (In press). “Oystertecture: Infrastructure, Profanation and the Sacred Figure of the Human.” In Hetherington, K., ed., Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene. Durham: Duke University Press.

Wakefield, S. 2018. “Infrastructures of Liberal Life: From Modernity and Progress to Resilience and Ruins,” Geography Compass, 12, 7.

Wakefield, S. 2018. “Inhabiting the Anthropocene Back Loop.” Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 6, 1: 1-18.

Braun, B. and Wakefield, S. 2018. “Destituent Power and Common Use: Reading Agamben in the Anthropocene,” Coleman, M. and Agnew, J. Geographies of Power. Georgia, University of Georgia Press, pp. 259-276.

Wakefield, S. 2018. “Us Without the World: Humans in the Anthropocene,” in Clark, N., Saldanha, A., and Yusoff, K., eds. Capitalism and the Earth. Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books.

Johnson, E., H. Morehouse, S. Dalby, J. Lehman, S. Nelson, R. Rowan, S. Wakefield and K. Yusoff. 2014. “After the Anthropocene: Politics and geographic inquiry for a new epoch.” Progress in Human Geography 38, 3: 439-456.

Wakefield, S. and Braun, B. 2014. “Governing the resilient city.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32, 1: 4-11.

Wakefield, S. 2013. “Faultline Topology and the Anthropocene. In Blumenfeld, J., Bottici, C., And Critchley, S., eds. The Anarchist Turn. Pluto Press, London, pp. 172-184.

Selected Non-Refereed Publications

Wakefield, S. and Moreno, G. 2018. “Tools for a Thawing World.” Exhibition catalogue essay for SUPERFLEX: We Are All in the Same Boat, Museum of Art and Design, Miami Dade College.

Wakefield, S. 2017. “Dreaming the Back Loop,” Affidavit.

Wakefield, S. 2017. “Field Notes from the Anthropocene: Living in the Back Loop.” The Brooklyn Rail.

Wakefield, S. 2017. “Commentary: The Neoliberal Subject: Resilience, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Open Site.

Wakefield, S. 2014. “Man in the Anthropocene (as portrayed by the film Gravity).” May, 13.

Wakefield, S. and Braun, B. 2014. “Living in the Post-Apocalyptic City.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Open Site. 

Translation

Agamben, G., Wakefield, S. 2014. “What is a Destituent Power? Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32, 1: 65-74.

Selected Interviews and Media

Bennett, D. 2017. “Urban Geographer Stephanie Wakefield on Climate Change: ‘This Could Be Our Opportunity.’” Miami New Times.

Wakefield, S. and Walczak, A. 2014. “Politics in the Anthropocene: A Conversation between Stephanie Wakefield and Antek Walczak.” May Revue. 13.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Research Grants

2018-2020 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER), Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) IV, National Science Foundation, Co-Lead, Human Dimensions Working Group, submitted March 2018. $1,900,000.00.

2010-2011 Seminar in the Humanities Grant, Center for the Humanities, City University of New York Graduate Center. $2,000.

2012-2013 Doctoral Student Research Grant, City University of New York Graduate Center. $1,500.

2010-2011 Doctoral Student Research Grant, City University of New York Graduate Center. $1,500.

2009-2010 Doctoral Student Research Grant, City University of New York Graduate Center. $1,500.

Fellowships

2018-2021 Urban Studies Foundation International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. $250,000.

2009-2014 Enhanced Five Year Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center. $90,000.

2011 “Cities, Infrastructures, Networks” Full Fellowship, Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, University of Sassari, Faculty of Political Sciences and Faculty of Architecture.

2005-2008 University Fellowship, The New School, Graduate Faculty. $13,696.

2005-2006 A & I Milano, The New School. $15,000.

Travel Grants

2011 Research Travel Grant, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, City University of New York Graduate Center. $1,000.

2009 Sue Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel Grant, CUNY Graduate Center. $500.


SELECTED TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Selected Original Courses Developed and Taught

The City as Laboratory, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Spring 2018).

Unsafe Operating Space: Living on a Volatile Earth, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Spring 2018).

Anthropocene Futures: Climate Fiction in Film and Literature, Eugene Lang College, The New School. Spring 2018.

Life in the Anthropocene, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Fall 2017).

From Dams to Oysters: Infrastructures of Modernity and Infrastructures of Resilience, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Fall 2017).

Designing the Flushing Bay Waterfront for Remediation, Restoration, Resiliency, Recreation (Special Problems in Environmental Studies Capstone course), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Spring 2017).

Participatory Scenario Planning for a Sustainable Anthropocene Future (Special Problems in Environmental Studies Capstone course), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall 2016).

New York City’s Oysters (Special Problems in Environmental Studies Capstone course), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall 2015).

Shaping the Future of New York City: Resilience, McCauley Honors Seminar 4, McCauley Honors College, City College (Spring 2015).

Resilience (Special Problems in Environmental Studies Capstone course), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Spring 2014).

Sustainable, Resilient, Smart Cities (Special Problems in Environmental Studies Capstone course), Environmental Studies Program, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall 2014).

Selected Departmental Courses Taught

Urban Resilience (Graduate), Environmental Studies Program, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Spring 2017).

Urban Resilience (Undergraduate), Environmental Studies Program, Eugene Lang College, The New School  (Spring 2017).

Urban Ecology. Environmental Studies Program, Eugene Lang College, The New School (Spring 2017).

Topics in Urban Policy and Planning (Graduate), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall 2015).

Introduction to Urban Planning and Policy, Urban Studies Program, Guttman Community College (Spring & Fall 2016).

Urban Environment, Environmental Studies Program, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall 2011-2015).

Introduction to Urban Studies (Undergraduate), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall & Spring 2009-17).

Introduction to Urban Studies (Graduate), Department of Urban Studies, Queens College (Fall & Spring 2009-17).


PRESENTATIONS

Selected Invited Presentations at Universities and Colleges

2018 “Aqua-Urban Futures.” Design for This Century Seminar Series, Columbia University/The New School, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2018 “Anticipation, Experimentation & Design in the Anthropocene: On Governing Futures of Life.” Research in Conversation Workshop, Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham, U.K. Invited paper.

2018 “Miami Forever: Urbanism in the Back Loop.” Urban Studies Foundation Symposium, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

2018 “From Designer Sea Walls to Amphibious Architecture Beyond the Levees: Experimental Practices of Living in the Anthropocene Back Loop.” Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies SAGGSA Colloquium Series, Florida International University. Invited lecture.

2018 “Life in the Back Loop.” Post-Planetary Futures symposium, The New School, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2017 “Into the Back Loop City.” Measuring the Anthropocene Symposium, Center for Humanities and Information, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Invited paper.

2016 “Urbanism and Environment in the Anthropocene.” Art, Politics and Cities in Transition Symposium, Purchase College, State University of New York and CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research), Center for Architecture, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2016 “Making Sense of the Anthropocene.” Davies Forum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Invited lecture.

2015 “Urban Politics in the Anthropocene,” Between Earth and Globe: Curatorial Studies in an Expanded Field seminar, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Invited lecture.

2015 “Living in the Anthropocene.” Political Theory for the Anthropocene symposium. The New School, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2013 “The Politics of Resilience, Oysters, and Hurricane Sandy.” Sociology Faculty Lecture Series, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York. Invited lecture.

2013 “New Normal, New Politics: Post-Sandy Climate Resilience in New York City.” Workshop on Critical Climate Change Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2013 “Administering the Environment: Urban Climate Adaptation and Biopolitics.” Biopolitics, Society, and Performance symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2013 “A New Urgency? Urban Imaginaries in the Era of Climate Crisis.” Graduate Program in Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY. Invited paper.

2013 “Protect the Flows: Circulation, Infrastructure, and the Government of Urban Life.” Historical Materialism Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

2011 “Faultline Topology and the Anthropocene.” Annual Department of Philosophy Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann Symposium, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY.

Recent Selected Professional Presentations

2018  “The Use of Environment, Aesthetics, and One’s Soul: Back Loop Experimentation.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2017 “Urban Experimentation to Inhabit the Anthropocene.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Invited paper.

2017 Organizing Against the End of the World panel, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

2016 “Infrastructure, Measure, and the Equivalence of Catastrophes.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited paper.

2016 Inhabiting the Slow Violence of Ecological Catastrophe panel, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited panelist.

2016 Geography and the Place of Ontology: Being, Space and the Political panel, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited panelist.

2015 Planetary Politics: Theorizing Post-Global Political Geographies panel, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Invited panelist.

2013 “The Anthropocene as Liminal Paradigm of Government,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Invited paper.

2013 Foucault after Agamben: Rethinking the Language of Biopolitics panel, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Invited panelist

Invited Public Presentations and Appearances

2018 Panel on Climate Change and Miami, Sand: Amphitheater, Theater, Arena, ArtCenter/South Florida, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL. Invited panelist.

2018 Paradise Summit Miami, Emerson Dorsch Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami, FL. Invited lecture.

2018 “Living on Broken Earth.” Public discussion with author NK Jemisin. Anthropocene Series, The New School, New York, NY.

2017 “The Back Loop: Experimentation in the Anthropocene’s Unsafe Operating Space,” Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL. Invited lecture.

2017 “Extreme Cities.” Extreme Cities book release, The New School, New York, NY.

2016 “Climate Change, NYC, and Community Resilience,” Earth Day Program, Ridgewood Democratic Club, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2015 “Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch.” The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC National Public Radio, June 18, New York, NY. Invited appearance.

2015 “Environmentalism and Resilience.” Ridgewood Tenants and Neighborhood Association, Topos Bookstore Cafe, New York, NY. Invited lecture.

2014 “Notes on the Anthropocene: “What Must I Do?” at the End of the World,” Artists Space Bookshop, New York, NY. Invited lecture.


SERVICE AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

Service to the University/Department

Department

2017-2018 Faculty Advisor, Department of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College.

2015-2017 Mentor, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Queens College of the City University of New York.

2015 Organizer, Wilderness Survival Skills Training, Mountain Scout Wilderness Skills School, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.

2014-2016 Co-organizer (with students), Urban Survival Skills Club, Department of Urban Studies, Environmental Studies Program, Queens College, City University of New York.

2014-2015 Faculty Advisor, Queens College Urban Studies Club, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.

University

2017-2018 Co-organizer (with McKenzie Wark), The Anthropocene Series, The New School.

Service to the Discipline/Profession/Interdisciplinary Area(s)

Editorial Duties

2017-Present Editorial Board, Critical Climate Change II: Irreversibilities, Open Humanities Press.

2014 Co-editor (with Bruce Braun), special issue on “Governing the Resilient City,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32, 1.

Journal Peer Review

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2)
Antipode (1)
Cultural Critique (1)
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (1)
Environmental Humanities (1)

Organization of Conferences, Workshops, Panels, Symposia

2018 Co-Organizer (with Nigel Clark and Kathryn Yusoff), “Living on Broken Earth.” Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, NY.

2018 Co-Organizer (with Nigel Clark and Kathryn Yusoff), “Geosocial Rifts: Decolonizing and Reinhabiting Broken Earth,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

2013 Co-organizer (with Antek Walczak) “Communities Organizing after Hurricane Sandy.” Space Gallery, New York, NY.

2011 Co-organizer (with Bruce Braun), “A New Green Apparatus? Political Technologies of the Sustainable City.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.


ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

2008-Present Association of American Geographers


LANGUAGES

French (Fluent)