About

Stephanie Wakefield is an urban geographer and teacher. Her work explores the political, technical, and metaphysical transformations of life in the Anthropocene. She is currently an Urban Studies Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at Florida International University in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. Previously she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at The New School and taught at Queens College in the Department of Urban Studies. Her book Anthropocene Back Loop: Experimentation in Unsafe Operating Space, which explores the present moment as a time of fracture, collapse, and potential, is forthcoming from Open Humanities Press. She is working now on a new book titled Miami Forever? Urbanism in the Back Loop, analyzing experimental practices for living with water in Miami, Florida and through these the potential emergence of a new paradigm of ‘back loop urbanism.’ She writes frequently for popular, art, and academic journals, and is a Crossfit Level 1 certified trainer.