CV

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ASHLEY JAMES DAWSON

Professor of English

The Graduate Center/City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016-4309

+1-646-714-2638

adawson@gc.cuny.edu

www.ashleydawson.info

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

1997   Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

1989   M.A., English, University of Virginia

1987   B.A., English, University of the South

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Institution Dates Rank Department Tenure Status
Università di Torino Fall 2010 Visiting Professor Masters Program in U.S. Studies N/A
The Graduate Center/CUNY 2011 – Present Professor English Tenured
College of Staten Island/CUNY 2011 – Present Professor English Tenured
The Graduate Center/CUNY 2007 – Present Associate Professor English Tenured
College of Staten Island/CUNY 2006 – Present Associate Professor English Tenured
College of Staten Island/CUNY 2001 – 2005 Assistant Professor English Untenured
University of Iowa 1997-2000 Assistant Professor English Untenured

 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

 

2013 Commons Fellow, The Blue Mountain Center
2012 Fulbright Specialist Scholar
2011 Fellow, Mellon Committee on Science Studies, Graduate Center/CUNY
2009 Fellow, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, Graduate Center/CUNY
   
2008 President’s Research Award, CSI
  Great Issues Forum Faculty Fellow, Graduate Center/CUNY
   
2006 Mellon Fellow, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Grad Center
 
2004 Fellow, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Grad Center
 
2003 Faculty Publications Program Grant, CUNY
 
2002 Fellow, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Grad Center

 

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

Extreme City: Climate Chaos and the Urban Future (Verso Books, under contract)

Extinction: A Radical History (O/R Books, 2016)

The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature (Routledge, 2013).

Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain (University of Michigan Press, 2007).

 

EDITED COLLECTIONS

Co-editor with Bill Mullen, Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities (Haymarket, 2015).

Co-editor with Omar Dahbour, Heather Gautney, and Neil Smith, Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009).

Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus (University of Michigan Press, 2009).

Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (Duke University Press, 2007).

JOURNAL ISSUES (10)

Editor, Dossier on “Remembering Stuart Hall,” Social Text Online (Spring 2014), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/remembering-stuart-hall/

Guest Editor, special issue on “Apocalypse Now,” American Book Review (Winter 2013).

Editor, Dossier on “After Hurricane Sandy,” Social Text Online (Fall 2013), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/sandy/

Editor, Dossier on “Andrew Ross’s Bird on Fire and Cities in the Age of Climate Change,” Social Text Online (Summer 2012), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/bird_on_fire/

Guest Editor, special issue on “Imperial Ecologies,” new formations 69 (Autumn 2010).

Editor, Dossier on “After Copenhagen” Social Text Online (Spring 2010), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/after_copenhagen/

Editor, Dossier on “Social Networking in Iran,” Social Text Online (Fall 2009), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/social_networking_in_iran/

Editor, Dossier on “Academic Publishing,” Social Text Online (Spring 2009), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/academic_publishing/

Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, special issue on “The Perils of Academic Freedom,” Social Text 90 (Summer 2007).

Co-editor with Brent Hayes Edwards, special issue on “Global Cities of the South,” Social Text 81 (Winter 2004).

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES (34)

“Policing the Crisis: The Legacy of Stuart Hall,” Social Text Online (June 2014), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_article/policing-the-crisis/

“How We Forgot the Sea,” Social Text Online (October 2013), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_article/how-we-forgot-the-sea/

“Biohazard: The Catastrophic Temporality of Green Capitalism,” Social Text 31.1 (Spring 2013): 63-81.

“Introduction,” special issue of American Book Review (Winter, 2013).

“Climate Justice: A Series of Short Essays from COP17 in Durban, South Africa,” Social Text Online (December 2013), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/climate_justice/

“New World Disorder: Black Hawk Down and the Eclipse of U.S. Military Humanism in Africa,” African Studies Review 54.2 (September 2011), 177-194.

“Calypso Circuits: Trans-Atlantic Popular Culture and the Gendering of Black Nationalism,” Popular Music and Society 34.3 (July 2011), 277-291.

“The People’s Conference on Climate Change: A Series of Short Essays from Cochabamba, Bolivia,” Social Text Online (July 2011), http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/peoples_conference_on_climate_change/

“Extract from a Report on the Origins of the Present Crisis,” Women’s Studies Quarterly 39.1/2 (Spring/Summer 2011), 332-341.

“Academic Freedom and the Digital Revolution in Publishing,” The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom 1 (2010).

“New Enclosures,” new formations 69 (Autumn 2010), 8-22.

“Climate Justice: The Emerging Movement Against Green Capitalism,” South Atlantic Quarterly 109.2 (Spring 2010), 313-338.

“Cargo Culture: Literature in an Age of Mass Displacement,” Women’s Studies Quarterly 38.1/2 (Spring/Summer 2010), 178-193.

“Environment,” Social Text 100 (Fall 2009).

“The People You Don’t See: Immigration and Gender in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane,” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 40.1 (January 2009): 124-141.

“Surplus City: Self-Fashioning, Structural Adjustment, and Urban Insurrection in Chris Abani’s Graceland,” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 11.1 (2009): 16-34.

“The Rise of the Black Internationale: Anti-Imperialist Activism and Aesthetics in Britain during the 1930s,” Atlantic Studies (2009), 159-174.

“The Ecology of Imperialism,” English Studies 5 (2008): 117-129.

“’Combat in Hell’: Cities as the Achilles Heel of US Imperial Hegemony,” Social Text 25:2/91 (Summer 2007), 169-180.

“Another University is Possible: Academic Labor, the Ideology of Scarcity, and the Fight for Workplace Democracy,” Workplace (Spring 2007).

“Greening the Campus: Politics and Pedagogy of the Student Environmental Movement,” Radical Teacher (March 2007), 19-23.

“Crisis At Columbia: Area Studies, Academic Freedom, and Contingent Labor in the Contemporary Academy,” Social Text 25:1/90 (Spring 2007), 63-84.

“Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dub Poetry and the Political Aesthetics of Carnival,” Small Axe 10.3 (2006): 54-69.

“The Return of Limits: Peak Oil and the Fate of American Suburbia,” New Politics 11.2 (Fall 2006), 32 manuscript pages.

“’Love Music, Hate Racism’: The Cultural Politics of the Rock Against Racism Campaigns, 1976-1981,” Postmodern Culture, http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc, 16.1 (September 2005), 36 manuscript pages.

“Documenting the Trauma of Apartheid: Long Night’s Journey into Day and South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Screen 46.4 (Winter 2005), 473-486.

“Bollywood Flashback: South Asian Music and British Youth Culture,” South Asian Popular Culture 3.2 (October 2005): 161-176.

“Hannibal’s Children: Immigration and Anti-Racist Youth Subcultures in Contemporary Italy,” Cultural Critique (Winter 2005): 165-186.

“Squatters, Space, and Belonging in the Underdeveloped City,” Social Text 81 (Winter 2005): 17-34.

“Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood and the Modalities of European Racism,” Postcolonial Studies 7.1 (Apr 2004): 83-105.

“Desi Remix: The Plural Dance Cultures of New York’s South Asian Diaspora,” Jouvert 7.1, http://social.chass.ncsu.edu/jouvert, Fall 2002, 20 manuscript pages.

“‘Dub Mentality:’ South Asian Hip Hop and the State,” Social Semiotics 12.1 (April 2002): 27-44.

“Surveillance Sites: Digital Media and the Dual Society in Keith Piper’s Relocating the Remains,” Postmodern Culture 12.1, http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc, Sept. 2001.

“Crossing ‘The Line:’ A Case-Study in South African Media and Democracy,” Television and New Media 2.2 (May 2001): 117-132.

 

ARTICLES IN EDITED COLLECTIONS (18)

“Old King Coal,” Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy, eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger (New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming).

“Climate Refugees: Putting a Human Face on Climate Change,” Climate Change and Museum Futures, eds. Fiona Cameron and Brett Neilsen (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

“Climatology,” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (Boston, MA: Blackwell, forthcoming).

“The 2000s: The English Novel in an Age of Crisis,” Blackwell Companion to the English Novel, eds. Stephen Arata, J. Paul Hunter, and Jennifer Wicke (Boston, MA: Blackwell, forthcoming).

“Imperialism,” Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture, eds. Jodi Adamson, William Gleason, and David Pellow (New York: New York University Press, forthcoming).

“Mapping Empire,” Project 1975 Catalogue, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (forthcoming).

“The Imperial Gaze,” Shifting Borders: American Studies and the Middle East, eds. Marwan Kraidy and Alex Lubin (University North Carolina Press, forthcoming).

“Mapping the Trackless Sea: The Political Ecology of Flow in Allan Sekula and Noël Burch’s The Forgotten Space,” Critical Landscapes: Art and the Politics of Land Use, ed. Emily Scott (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, forthcoming).

“Do It Yourself, Academia?” in Michael Mandiberg, ed., The Social Media Reader (New York: New York University Press, 2012), 257-274.

“Another Country: The Postcolonial State, Environmentality, and Landless People’s Movements,” in Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009), eds., Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson, Heather Gautney, and Neil Smith, 235-250.

“Introduction: New Spatial Scales of Democracy,” in Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009), eds., Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson, Heather Gautney, and Neil Smith, 101-108.

“NYC: Academic Labor Town?” with Penny Lewis, in The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace, eds., Monika Krause, Mary Nolan, Mike Palm, and Andrew Ross (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008), 15-29.

“Introduction,” with Malini Johar Schueller, Dangerous Professors.

“New Modes of Anti-Imperialism,” Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism, eds., Ashley Dawson and Malini Johar Schueller, 248-274.

“Introduction,” Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (co-written with Malini Johar Schueller), 1-36.

“Geography of Fear: Crime and the Transformation of Public Space in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Public Space, ed. Neil Smith (New York: Routledge, 2005): 123-142.

“Documenting Democratization: New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Media in Transition, ed. David Thorburn (Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2003): 225-244.

“Queercore: Skinhead Eroticism and Queer Agency,” Reading Rock’n’Roll, eds. Kevin Dettmar and Bill Richey (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999): 125-145.

 

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

“The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994” (Museum of Modern Art, New York), Radical History Review 87 (Fall 2003): 226-237.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Promised Land: Competing Visions of Agrarian Reform, eds. Peter Rosset, Raj Patel, Michael Courville, New Politics 11.4 (Winter 2008).

Women and Labour in Late Colonial India: The Bengal Jute Industry, by Samita Sen. International Journal of Hindu Studies 6, 2 (2002).

Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain: History, the New Left, and the Origins of Cultural Studies, by Dennis Dworkin. Cultural Studies 13, 3 (July 1999).

The First Indian Author in English: Dean Mahomed (1759-1851 in India, Ireland, and England, by Michael H. Fisher. International Journal of Hindu Studies 2, 1 (1998).

 

INTERVIEWS

“We Get More Ambitious:’ An Interview with Wu Ming,” Social Text online October 2009, www.socialtextjournal.org.

“Towards a New Green Deal,” Susan George interviewed by Ashley Dawson, Transitional Institute, July 7, 2008, www.tni.org

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

FICTION

“Teenage Wasteland” (short story), Staten Island Noir, ed. Patricia Smith (New York: Akashic Books, 2012).

 

LITERARY NONFICTION

“Apartness,The Iowa Review (2015)

 

MUSEUM CATALOGUES

“The Great Game,” Time, Trade and Travel, Exhibition Catalogue, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

 

JOURNALISM

“Durban and the Closing Door: Climate Apartheid,” Counterpunch, December 26, 2011, www.counterpunch.org

“Extreme Extraction: When Ecological Chickens Come Home to Roost,” Counterpunch, September 9, 2011, www.counterpunch.org

“London’s Burning: Inside the Tottenham Uprising,” Counterpunch (August 9, 2011).

“The Return of the Bread Riot: Resisting the Globalization of Food,” Counterpunch, December 20, 2007, www.counterpunch.org

“Autonomania,” The Graduate Center Advocate (November, 2009).

“Why We Need a Green New Deal,” The Graduate Center Advocate (October, 2008).

“Who’s Afraid of Wolfowitz: Disastrous Lending Policies with Goodfellas Style at the World Bank,” Counterpunch, May 16, 2007, www.counterpunch.org

 

BLOGGING

Regular blog entries at my website: www.ashleydawson.info

Bi-weekly blog for the Great Issues Forum, Humanities Center, City University of New York, 2008-2009, http://www.greatissuesforum.org/.

 

 

IN PROGRESS

BOOKS

Apartness: A Memoir of Childhood in Apartheid South Africa

 

 

PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

 

Funding Agency Title of Proposal or Award Amount Date Submitted PI or Co-PI
         
CUNY Research Grant Carbon Colonialism $3,385 February 2012 PI
Mellon Committee, Graduate Center/CUNY The Movement for Climate Justice $24,000 March 2011 PI
CUNY Research Grant A Radical History of Twentieth Century British Literature  $5,940 Oct. 2010 PI
Center for the Humanities, Graduate Center/CUNY The Paradoxes of Sustainability seminar $2,000 Mar. 2010 Co-PI
   
CUNY Research Grant City Culture and Imperialism $3,990 Oct. 2009 PI
   
Center for Place, Culture, & Politics, Graduate Center/CUNY Fellow $3,990 2009-2010 PI
 
President’s Research Award City Culture and Imperialism $2,000 2008 PI
   
CUNY Research Grant The Country and the City $3,750 Oct. 2008 PI
   
Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center Great Issues Forum Faculty Fellow $8,000 2008-2009 PI
 
CUNY Research Grant Mongrel Nation $3,840 Oct. 2005 PI
   
Mellon Foundation Mellon Fellow, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center $70,000 2005-2006 PI
 
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty Fellow $4,000 2004-2005 PI
 
CUNY Research Grant Mayibuye: Television and Democratization in South Africa $4,018 Oct. 2003 PI
Faculty Publications Program Grant, CUNY   $4,000 2003 PI
   
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center Faculty Fellow $4,000 2002-2003 PI
 
CUNY Research Grant Mayibuye: Television and Democratization in South Africa $4,500 Oct. 2002 PI
   
College of Staten Island/CUNY Dean’s Summer Salary Grant $2,000 Oct. 2002 PI
 
College of Staten Island/CUNY Dean’s Reassigned Time Grant $4,000 Oct. 2002 PI
 
University of Iowa Stanley Research in Africa Grant $3,000 Oct. 2000 PI
 
University of Iowa Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant $4,000 Oct. 2000 PI
 
University of Iowa Old Gold Summer Fellowship $2,000 Dec. 2000 PI
 
University of Iowa Dean’s Summer Travel Grant $2,000 Mar. 2000 PI
 
University of Iowa International Programs Faculty Seminar Grant $4,000 Oct. 1999 PI
 
University of Iowa C.I.F.R.E. Grant $2,000 Oct. 1998 PI
 
University of Iowa Miller Trust Fund Travel Grant $2,000 Oct. 1998 PI
 
University of Iowa International Travel Grant $2,000 Oct. 1997 PI
 
University of Iowa Old Gold Summer Fellowship $3,000 Oct. 1997
 
University of Iowa nTITLE Program on the Use of Computer Technology in Teaching $1,500 Oct. 1997

 

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

EDITORIAL WORK

 

Editor, The Journal of Academic Freedom (2012 – 2014)

Editor, Social Text Online (2010 – 2014)

Social Text Editorial Collective (2004 -)

 

 

REFEREE WORK

 

Editorial Consultant, Contemporary Literature (2004 -)

Editorial Consultant, Twentieth Century Literature (2004 -)

Editorial Consultant, Postmodern Culture (2002 -)

 

Reviewed Randy Martin’s book Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn for Temple University Press (2009).

 

 

INVITED LECTURES

“How We Forgot the Sea,” University of California – Santa Barbara, February 27, 2014.

“Catastrophic Risk,” SUNY Albany, March 10, 2013.

“Biohazard,” English Department, University of Iowa, November 9, 2012.

“Imperial Scopophilia,” English Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 7, 2011.

“New Enclosures and Food Sovereignty,” Global Food Security Conference, Association for International Development, New School, New York, March 25, 2011.

“Academic Freedom Is Not Enough,” Academic Freedom and the New McCarthyism, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, March 14, 2011.

Respondent, “Mediation and Contestation of Urban Identities in Postwar Britain and Ireland,” North American Conference of British Studies, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

“A Genealogy of the Movement for Climate Justice,” Rethinking Black Intellectuals Conference, University of Rochester, February 5, 2010.

“Against Enclosure of the Academic Commons,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 31, 2009.

“Digital Publishing and Academic Freedom,” CUNY Academy Higher Education Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, October 16, 2009.

“Periodizing 20th Century Studies,” English Department, The CUNY Graduate Center, October 9, 2009.

“Green Capitalism = Carbon Colonialism,” Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, October 7, 2009.

“War Games,” Cities and the New Wars Conference, Columbia University, September 25, 2009.

“The Discourse of Ecological Crisis and Imperialism,” Postcolonial Studies Group, Graduate Center, City University of New York, October 10, 2008.

“Addressing the Triple Crisis of Capital, Energy, and the Environment,” Imperial Designs Conference, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, September 13, 2008.

“Black British Culture and the Crisis of Representation,” Università di Padova, Italy, May 15, 2008.

The Battle of Algiers and the Contradictions of Colonial Urban Development,” University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, April 30, 2008.

“American Popular Culture after 9/11,” Seminar Series, Università di Torino, Italy, March-April, 2008.

The Battle of Algiers and the Contradictions of Colonial Urban Development,” Urban Planning Institute, Université de Paris XII, Paris, February 22, 2008.

“Exceptional Empire: The Roots of Neoconservative Discourse in the US,” Jomo Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, October 30, 2007.

“The Ecology of Imperialism,” Italian Association for the Study of Literatures in English, Università di Torino, Italy, October 19, 2007.

“The Rhetoric of Environmental Collapse,” Conference on Globalization, Brooklyn College, April 24, 2007.

“Radical Chic: Popular Culture and the Politics of British Asian Identity Post-9/11,” CUNY Graduate Center Postcolonial Group, New York, November 15, 2005.

“New Modes of Anti-Imperialism,” Globalization Seminar, College of Staten Island/CUNY, Nov. 1, 2004.

“Documenting Democratization: New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Wolfe Institute Lecture Series, Brooklyn College, Nov. 29, 1999.

 

CONFERENCES, PANELS, AND SEMINARS ORGANIZED

Organizer and discussant, Digital Publishing Today, CUNY Graduate Center, November 26, 2012.

Imperialism and Ecocide Panel, American Studies Association Conference, November 16, 2012.

Organizer and discussant, Translit, or the Historical Novel Today, CUNY Graduate Center, October 10, 2012

Moderator, panel on Andrew Ross’s Bird on Fire, CUNY Graduate Center, October 28, 2011.

Co-organizer, “The Paradox of Sustainability” seminar series, The Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010 – 2011, http://centerforthehumanitiesgc.org/seminars

Moderator, panel on Heather Rogers’s Green Gone Wrong, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, April 30, 2010.

Moderator, panel on Peter Maass’s Crude World, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, November 10, 2009.

“Environmentality” Panel, American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2009.

“Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus,” American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC, June 12, 2009.

“Radical Democracy,” Left Forum, New York City, April 18, 2009.

“Soybean Wars: Agriculture, Militarization, and the Struggle for Social Justice in Paraguay,” CUNY Graduate Center, October 1, 2008.

Another State is Possible: Activism, Global Justice, and Radical Democracy Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 4 May 2006.

“Conversation with Caryl Phillips,” Humanities Center, CUNY Graduate Center, March 21, 2006.

“Academic Freedom/Academic Labor” Panel, Left Forum, New York, NY, March 1, 2006.

“U.S. Imperialism Today” Panel, American Studies Association, Hartford, CT, October 16, 2003.

“Global Cities of the South” Panel, MLA Conference, New York, December 27, 2002.

Faculty Seminar on Postcolonial Theory, University of Iowa, 1999-2000.

“Breaking Up Britain: Redefinitions of National Identity in the Post-War United Kingdom” Panel, MLA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 28, 1998.

 

LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED

“Resisting Ecocide,” American Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 16, 2012.

“The End of Time,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 29, 2012.

“Imperial Scopophilia,” Shifting Borders: American and the Middle East/North Africa Conference, Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut, January 12, 2012.

“Extreme Extraction,” University of Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa, December 3, 2011.

“The Contradictions of Environmentality,” American Studies Association, November 7, 2009.

“Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus,” American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC, June 12, 2009.

“Net Wars,” Left Forum, New York City, April 18, 2009.

“How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Survive in Academia,” MLA Conference, San Francisco, December 30, 2008.

“Race War and the Bifurcation of State Power,” American Studies Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2008.

“Adjusted Cities and the Urban War Machine,” “In Search of the Post-Fordist City” Conference, Fordham University, New York, September 26, 2008.

“The Doxa of Counterinsurgency,” Left Forum, New York, New York, March 10, 2007.

“Combat in Hell: Urban Spaces and Contemporary US Imperialism,” American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, October 14, 2006.

“The Politics of Public Space and the Environmental Crisis,” CUNY Graduate Center, October 4, 2006.

“Spectacular Greenwashing and Grassroots Protest: The Remaking of Turin, Italy for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games,” Society for the Anthropology of North America, New York, NY, 20 April 2006.

“Neoliberalism, Public Space, and Protest in the Global Cities of the South,” Society for the Anthropology of North America, New York, NY, 20 April 2006.

“The Globalization of Academic Capitalism,” Left Forum, New York, NY, 12 March 2006.

“Radical Chic: Post-9/11 Asian Culture in Britain,” Lehman College Conference on Hip Hop, New York, NY, October 20, 2005.

“Malcolm X in Britain: The Legacy of Critical Globalism,” Malcolm X Anniversary Conference, CCNY, New York, NY, May 20, 2005.

“Postcolonial Studies, Iraq, and Imperialism,” Left Forum, New York, NY, April 16, 2005.

“The Return of Fascism?,” Educators to Stop the War Conference, New York, NY, March 5, 2005.

“A Dream Deferred: Post-apartheid Urban Literature,” Modern Language Conference, Philadelphia, PA, December 29, 2004.

“The People You Don’t See: Asylum, Immigration, and Identity in the New Europe,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 29, 2004.

“A Weak and Failing Giant,” American Studies Association, Hartford, CT, October 16, 2003.

“Squatters, Space, and Belonging in the Underdeveloped City,” Modern Language Association Conference, New York, December 27, 2002.

“The Discourse of Crime in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” History and Film Conference, University of Cape Town, July 8, 2002.

“Media and Public Space: The Case of Post-Apartheid South,” Public Space Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, March 1, 2002.

“Rites of Passage: Kamau Brathwaite’s Poetry and the Reclamation of Ethnography,” MLA Conference, New Orleans, December 28, 2001.

“Colonial/Urban/Cyberspace: Surveillance and Public Space in Contemporary Britain,” Public Space Network, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, December 7, 2001.

“SABC-TV’s Yizo Yizo and the Discourse of Law and Order in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” The Africanist Discourse in Transition Conference, Columbia University Institute of African Studies, Oct. 26, 2001.

“Landscapes of Memory: Mediating Truth and Reconciliation in Southern Africa,” Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2001.

“Documentary and Reconciliation: Ordinary People and National Identity in Post Apartheid South Africa,” Modern Language Association Conference, Washington, D.C., December 28, 2000.

“Seeing Small Places: Ecotourism, Neoimperialism, and the Environment,” Society for Literature and Science Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 7, 2000.

“Docudrama and Television in Contemporary South Africa,” African Studies Program Colloquium Series, University of Iowa, April 14, 2000.

I Figli di Annibale: Hip-Hop Culture and Southern Italian Negritude,” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Dec. 27, 1999.

“Spaces of Surveillance: Cybercitizenship in Postcolonial Britain,” National Communications Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 6, 1999.

“The Revolution Is Being Televised: Popular Media and the National Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Media in Transition Conference, MIT, Oct. 10, 1999.

“Immigrant Identity and Double Consciousness in Srinivas Krishna’s Masala,” Geography and Empire Film Series, University of Iowa, April 15, 1999.

“Bring Down Babylon:’ Black British Marxism and the Legacy of Decolonization,” MLA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 28, 1998.

“Popular Culture and Redevelopment in the ‘New’ South Africa,” Globalization from Below Conference, Duke University, Oct. 10, 1998.

“David Harvey and the Production of Space,” Global Theory and the Future of Area Studies Conference, University of Iowa, Oct. 2, 1998.

“Transnational Media and Global Citizenship,” Global Theory and the Future of Area Studies Conference, University of Iowa, Oct. 2, 1998.

“Bollywood Flashback: Post-Bhangra Youth Subcultures and Indian Film Music,” Bollywood (Un)Limited: The Globalization of Indian Cinema Conference, University of Iowa, April 10, 1998.

“‘Sympathy for the Devil:’ South African Television During and After Apartheid,” University of Iowa English Department Faculty Colloquium Series, Apr. 3, 1998.

“The Revolution Is On Television: New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” African Literature Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, March, 14, 1998.

“’Drum & Space:’ South Asian Dance Music in Britain and the Globalization of Consumer Culture,” Sound Research Seminar, University of Iowa Department of Communications, Feb. 13, 1998.

“Deep in the Jungle: Drum’n’Bass Music and Diasporic Subcultures,” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 1, 1997.

“Musical Transitions: Kweito and the Cultural Politics of Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Social Moves Conference, Tulane University, Oct. 18, 1997.

“Soundz of the Asian Underground: Dance Music and South Asian Youth Culture in Contemporary Britain,” University of Iowa South Asian Studies Program Seminar Series, Oct. 3, 1997.

“Queering Hardcore in L.A.,” disChord Conference, UCLA, Mar. 22, 1997.

“Seizing the Time: Black Nationalism and British Diaspora Music,” Rock and Representation Conference, Duke University, Feb. 14, 1997.

“Salman Rushdie and the Migrant Imaginary,” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Dec. 28, 1995.

 

RECORD OF TEACHING

 

  1. TEACHING AT THE GRADUATE CENTER/CUNY

 

Date

Course

Spring 2014 Postcolonial Ecologies
Spring 2013 Global Cities of the South
Spring 2011 Insecure: The Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism
Spring 2010 Mongrel Nation: Racial Formation in British Literature
Spring 2009 City Culture & Imperialism
 

 

Ph.D. Dissertations:

 

Name Topic Role Outcome
Balthazar Becker Alexandria in the European Colonial Imagination Director Expected
Alison Klein The Ties that Bind: Family, Metaphor and Empire in Caribbean Indenture Narratives Director Expected
Kiran Mascarenhas Representations of Childhood in Colonial and Postcolonial India Director Awarded 6/2014
Ashley Foster Modernism’s Impossible Witness: Peace Narratives and Avant-Garde Art, 1918-1939 Member Awarded 6/2014
Lily Saint Culture in Apartheid South Africa Member Awarded 6/2011

 

 

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams:

 

Stacey Balkan Enclosure in Postcolonial Literature Fall 2014
Chris Leary “Occupy” and Horizontal Theory Spring 2014
Kultej Dhariwal Urban Literature & the Global South Fall 2013
Nick Gamso Global City Literature Spring 2013
Ian Foster African Literature and Culture Spring 2013
Jonah Mitropoulos Imperial Ecologies Fall 2012
Balthazar Becker Representing Cairo Spring 2012
Ian Foster Literatures of the Black Atlantic Fall 2011
Sean Doyle Anthropology and the Novel Spring 2011
Tracey Riley Narrating the Non-Aligned Movement Spring 2011
Anne Donlon Twentieth-Century Aesthetic Theory Spring 2011
Ashley Foster Modernism and Imperialism Fall 2010
Sarah Ruth Jacobs Materialities Fall 2010
Edwin Demper Caribbean Liberation Narratives Fall 2010
Kiran Mascarenhas Post-Humanist Theory Spring 2010
  1. TEACHING AT COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND/CUNY

 

Date

Course

Spring 2010 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
Fall 2009 20th Century British Literature
Fall 2008 Aesthetics and Politics
Spring 2008 Sabbatical leave
Fall 2007 Sabbatical leave
Spring 2007 Colonial & Postcolonial LiteratureBasic Writing

Fall 2006Black British LiteratureGlobalization and Its Discontents

Spring 2005Postcolonial AutobiographyContemporary African Women’s Writing

Fall 2004Black British LiteratureMajor Women Authors: Toni Morrison and Michelle Cliff

Spring 2004Contemporary Lit: Post-1945 British Youth SubculturesBasic Writing

Fall 2003Modern World Classics: Anglophone Caribbean FictionNon-Western Experience: Humanities

Spring 2003Black British Literature Fall 2002Global Literature: Anglophone Caribbean Fiction Spring 2002Contemporary Postcolonial LiteratureBasic Writing

Basic Writing

Fall 2001Multicultural Literature of the United StatesHonors Seminar on Non-Western Literature

Basic Writing

 

 

  1. TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

 

Date Course
Fall 2000 Postcolonial Studies: The Black Atlantic

Reading Theater: Modern British DramaSpring 2000Graduate Seminar: Theorizing the Global Cultural Economy

Narrative and Cinema: British Film and ThatcherismFall 1999Contemporary Scene in Fiction: Postmodern British Literature

African Literature SurveySpring 1999Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Postcolonial Theory

Honors Proseminar: Contemporary Cultural StudiesFall 1998

Selected Themes in Literary Works: Environmental Literature

Reading NovelsSpring 1998Graduate Seminar: Contemporary Studies

Film and LiteratureFall 1997

Postcolonial Literature

Selected Authors: Angela Carter & Salman RushdieSpring 1997Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Cultural Studies

Selected Themes of the 20th Century: Environment & LiteratureFall 1996Popular Literatures: Popular Music and Subcultural Theory

Reading Novels: Postcolonial Fiction

 

RECORD OF SERVICE

 

National
  • Editor, AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom
  • Editor, Social Text Online
  • Member, Editorial Collective, Social Text

 

The Graduate Center/CUNY2012 – 2014

 

2010 – 2014

2004 – present

  • Board Member, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics

2012 – present

  • Convener, 20/21st Century Area Studies Group
  • Executive Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Mock Interviews
  • Dissertation Fellowship Review Committee

 

2011 – present

 

2010 – present

2007 – 2009

2007 – present

 

2009  College of Staten Island/CUNY College-Wide:

  • Restructuring the College Committee

2012-2013

  • Strategic Directions Committee

2010 – 2011

  • International Studies Committee

2004-2005

  • Library Search Committee

2003-2004

  • Course and Standing Committee

2002-2003  Department:

  • Department Chairperson

2010 – present

  • Chair, Department Self-Study

2010 – 2011

  • Chair, Middle East Search Committee
  • Honors Committee
  • Grade Appeals Committee
  • Poetry Search Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Library Search Committee

 

2009 – 20102008 – 2009

 

2008 – 2009

2008 – 2009

2004 – 2005

2003 – 2004

2003 – 2004

2003 – 2004

 

 

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