CV

Stephanie Wakefield
CV, October 2017

SPECIALIZATIONS
Urban Geography; Urban Resilience; Infrastructure Studies; Critical Theory

EDUCATION
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, PhD Urban Geography, September 2016. Dissertation: Living Infrastructure: Being, Time, and Politics in New York City (Committee: Bruce Braun, Cindi Katz, and John Waldman)

New School for Social Research – Graduate Faculty, MA Political Science, 2008

Eugene Lang College – New School University, BA Social and Historical Inquiry, 2005

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

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

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

Adjunct Instructor, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, New York, NY, 2015-2017

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

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

Instructor, The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies of the City University of New York, New York, NY, 2011-2013

BOOKS
Wakefield, S. (Under contract) Living in the Anthropocene Back Loop. Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press (Critical Climate Change II).

Wakefield, S. (Manuscript in preparation) Miami Forever: Urbanism in the Back Loop.

PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES
Wakefield, S. (Forthcoming) “Exploring the Anthropocene Back Loop,” Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses.

Wakefield, S. and Braun, B. (2018) “Oystertecture: infrastructure, profanation and the sacred figure of the human,” Hetherington, K. (Ed.) Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene. Durham, Duke University Press.

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.

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.

Wakefield, S. (2014) “The Crisis is the Age,” Special Forum on the Anthropocene, Eds. Elizabeth Johnson and Harlan Morehouse, Progress in Human Geography

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), pp. 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, Critchley, S (Eds), The Anarchist Turn, Pluto Press, London.

OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Wakefield, S. (2017) “Field Notes from the Anthropocene: Living in the Back Loop,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 1. Online at: http://brooklynrail.org/2017/06/field-notes/Field-Notes-from-the-Anthropocene-Living-in-the-Back-Loop

Wakefield, S. (2017) “Commentary: The Neoliberal Subject: Resilience, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” Society and Space Open. Online at: http://societyandspace.org/2017/05/30/the-neoliberal-subject-by-david-chandler-and-julian-reid/

Wakefield, S. (2014) “Man in the Anthropocene (as portrayed by the film Gravity),” May Revue 13. Online at: http://www.mayrevue.com/lhomme-de-lanthropocene-tel-que-depeint-dans-le-film-gravity/?lang=en

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

Wakefield, S. and Braun, B. (2014) “Inhabiting the Post-Apocalyptic City,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Open (Invited commentary). Online at: https://societyandspace.com/material/article-extras/theme- section-a-new-apparatus-technology-government-and-the-resilient-city/bruce-braun-and-stephanie- wakefield-inhabiting-the-postapocalytic-city/

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

SELECTED PRESS / MEDIA
Bennett, D. (2017) “Urban Geographer Stephanie Wakefield on Climate Change: “This Could Be Our Opportunity,” Miami New Times, July 12,

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS
(2017) Speaker, “Into the Back Loop City,” Measuring the Anthropocene symposium, Center for Humanities and Information, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

(2017) Speaker, “The Back Loop: Experimentation in the Anthropocene’s Unsafe Operating Space,” Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL

(2017) Speaker, “Urban Experimentation is the way to inhabit the Anthropocene,” Design, Biopolitics, and Resilience in a Complex World,” organized by Kevin Grove and Sara Holiday Nelson, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

(2017) Panelist, Organizing Against the End of the World,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

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

(2016) Workshop leader, “Making Sense of the Anthropocene,” Davies Forum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

(2016) Speaker, “Climate Change, NYC, and Community Resilience,” Earth Day Program, Ridgewood Democratic Club, New York, NY

(2016) Speaker, “Oysters to the Rescue? ‘Living Infrastructure’, Measure, and the Equivalence of Catastrophes,” Bioaccumulation: Revaluing Life in the Anthropocene Panel organized by Elizabeth Johnson and Helen Pritchard, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

(2016) Speaker, “Organization in the Anthropocene,” Inhabiting the Slow Violence of Ecological Catastrophe panel, organized by Nicholas Beuret and Anja Kanngieser, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

(2016) Panelist, Geography and the Place of Ontology: Being, Space and the Political panel organized by Najeeb Jan, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

(2015) Speaker, The Brian Lehrer Show, “Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch,” WNYC, June 18, New York, NY. Online at http://www.wnyc.org/story/welcome-anthropocene-epoch/

(2015) Visiting faculty, “Man in the Anthropocene,” Between Earth and Globe: Curatorial Studies in an Expanded Field seminar, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

(2015) Speaker, Theory for the Anthropocene, organized by McKenzie Wark, New School University, New York, NY

(2015) Speaker, “Environmentalism and Resilience,” Ridgewood Tenants and Neighborhood Association, New York, NY

(2015) Panelist, Planetary Politics: Theorizing Post-Global Political Geographies panel organized by Rory Rowan, Kai Bosworth, and Kevin Surprise, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

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

(2013) Speaker, “Resilience, Oysters, Sandy,” Sociology Faculty Lecture Series, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York

(2013) Panelist, “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 City

(2013) Speaker, “Communities Organizing after Hurricane Sandy,” co-organized by Antek Walczak, Artists Space Gallery, New York, NY

(2013) “Protect the Flows: Circulation, Infrastructure, and the Government of Urban Life,” part of “The Barricade and the Oyster Reef: Circulation, Logistics, Infrastructure,” co-organized by Jasper Bernes and Jason Smith, Historical Materialism Conference, New York University, New York, NY

(2013) “The Anthropocene as Liminal Paradigm of Government,” Re-evaluating the Anthropocene, Resituating “Anthropos”: Theorizing the Anthropocene series organized by Elizabeth Johnson and Harlan Morehouse, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

(2013) “New Normal, New Dispositif: 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

(2013) Panelist, Foucault after Agamben: Rethinking the Language of Biopolitics panel organized by Najeeb Jan and Joel Wainwright, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

(2013) “Administering the ‘Environment:’ Urban Climate Adaptation and Biopolitics,” Biopolitics, Society, and Performance, Trinity College Dublin

(2011) “Reiner Schürmann’s Faultline Topology and the Anthropocene” Annual Department of Philosophy Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schurmann Symposium organized by Simon Critchley and Jacob Blumenfeld, New School for Social Research, New York, NY

SELECTED HONORS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Enhanced Five Year Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2008-2013
Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2013
Scholarship, “Cities, Infrastructures, Networks” Summer Workshop, Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, University of Sassari, Faculty of Political Sciences and Faculty of Architecture, Alghero, Sardinia (Italy), 2011
Research Travel Grant, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, CUNY Graduate Center, 2011
Seminar in the Humanities Grant, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010-2011
University Lecturer Grant, University of Milwaukee, 2009-2011
Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center 2010
Sue Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel Grant, CUNY Graduate Center, 2009
Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY Graduate Center, 2009
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Queens College, 2009-2012
University Fellowship, New School for Social Research, 2006-2008

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Editorial Board, Critical Climate Change II: Irreversibilities, Open Humanities Press, 2017-
Peer reviewer, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2)
Peer reviewer, Antipode (1)

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Association of American Geographers 2008-present

ADVISING
Faculty Advisor, Queens College Urban Studies Club, 2014-2015

LANGUAGES
French (Fluent)

 REFERENCES
Bruce Braun, Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, University of Minnesota. Braun038@umn.edu, 612-625-6349

John Waldman, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Queens College. John.waldman@qc.cuny.edu, 718-997-3603

Melissa Checker, Hagedorn Professor of Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College. Mchecker@qc.cuny.edu, 718-997-5148