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Adrian L. Parr

Title: Professor and Director of The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center; Department of Political Science & School of Architecture and Interior Design; UNESCO Water Chair (PhD, Monash University)
Office: 1100C EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Tel: 513-556-0675
Email: parran@uc.edu

ADRIAN PARR PH.D

EDUCATION
PhD Monash University (AU) 2002 – Philosophy and Cultural Studies
MA Deakin University (AU) 2000 – Department of Politics & Philosophy
BA (First Class Honors Philosophy) Deakin University (AU) 1998
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Cultural politics, environmental politics, political philosophy, water justice, contemporary continental philosophy.
 
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Professor (Political Science and the School of Architecture and Interior Design)
Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center & Chair of Taft Faculty, University of Cincinnati
Faculty – Environmental Studies, Political Science; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; and Judaic Studies

UNESCO co-chair Water Access and Sustainability

Visiting Professorial Fellow – iCinema, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
 
 

Education

  • PhD, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2002 (Philosophy and Cultural Studies).

Research Information

Research Interests

Water politics, public interest design, theories of sustainability, climate change politics.
Theoretical influences: Butler, Deleuze, Foucault, Fraser, Grosz, Harvey, Jameson, Lefebvre, Ranciere, Zizek.

Research Support

  • Faculty Development Counci. $3,600. 2012.
  • Faculty Development Council. $1,130. 2012.
  • Taft Research Award. $1,817.50.
  • (PI), 'Future Cities; Livable Futures', Faculty Development Council. $19,200.19. 2013 to 2014. Status: Active.
  • (co-PI), Curating Cities, ARC Linkage Grant. AU$272,000. 2011 to 2014. Status: Active.
  • (Lecture Series Coordinator), Taft Departmental Lecture Grant. $3,000. 2011.
  • Taft Award. $2,700. 2011. Status: Completed.
  • Summer Stipend, URC. $8,000. 2011. Status: Completed.
  • (Director ReGeneration Series), Interdisciplinary Grant - ReGeneration Lecture Series, FDC. $19,656. 2010 to 2011. Status: Completed.
  • FDC. $1,441. 2010. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Mahajna, Anwar; Meem, Deborah; Parr, Adrian, Gender, Identity, and Family: Religious Ritual, the Family Unit, and Inclusiveness in Reform Judaism 1975-Present, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. (ECA - Anwar Mahajna), $7,500.00. 01/15/2012 to 06/15/2012. Status: Awarded.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Green Scare’, Philosophy Today (forthcoming)
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics – Reflections’, Geoforum, Vol. 62 (June 2015): 70-72.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Urban debt, neoliberalism, and the politics of the commons’, Theory Culture and Society (June, 2014): 1-23.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Introduction’ to special edition of The Freedom Center Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2010): 21- 23.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Abu Ghraib: Reconfiguration of the Social Field’, Cruelty Issue, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Issue 7, 2007: www.drainmag.com archives.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘One Nation Under Surveillance: Turning Striated Space Inside Out’, Angelaki, Vol. 2, No.1, April 2006: 99-107.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘The Art of Privacy: Assaulting the Phallocentric Organization of Capital’, Women: A Cultural Review, Vol. 16, No. 3, Winter 2005: 321-339.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘The Deterritorializing Language of Child Detainees: Self Harm or Embodied Graffiti?’, Childhood, Vol.12, No. 3, August 2005: 281-299.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Guerilla Tactics: Culture Bites Back’, Deterritorialization Issue, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Issue 1, 2004: www.drainmag.com archives.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Megamodernity: Towards the American Effect’, Third Text, Vol. 19, January 2004, 93-98.

Books

  • Parr, Adrian. The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics (New York: Columbia UP, 2013), 216 pages.
  • Parr, Adrian and Michael Zaretsky (eds.). New Directions in Sustainable Design (London: Routledge, 2010). 
  • Parr, Adrian. Hijacking Sustainability (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009) 
  • Parr, Adrian. Deleuze and Memorial Culture (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2008) 

  • Parr, Adrian and Ian Buchanan (eds.). Deleuze and the Contemporary World (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2006)
  • Parr, Adrian (ed.). The Deleuze Dictionary (New York: Columbia UP, 2005). Revised and expanded second edition (Edinburgh and New York: Edinburgh UP and Columbia UP, 2010).
  • Parr, Adrian. Exploring the Work of Leonardo da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosophical Thought and Art (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003) 

Book Chapter

  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Neoliberalism and Green Growth’, in Gareth Dale, Manu Mathai, and Jose Puupim de Oliveira (eds.). Green Growth: Political Ideology, Political Economy, and Policy Alternatives (Zed Books, forthcoming).
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Capital and Economic Externalization’, in Teena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M. Meyer, and David Schlosberg (eds.). The Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford UP, forthcoming).
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Sustainability’, in Michael Kelly (ed.). Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014), 90-93.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Listening to Child Detainees in Australian Immigration Detention Centres’, in Purushottama Bilimoria and Dina Al-Kassim (eds.). Postcolonial Reason and its Critique (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014), 202-220.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Politics+Deleuze+Architecture’, in Helene Frichot (ed). Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2013).
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘On Secular Forgiveness’, in Roland Faber, Henry Krips, and Daniel Pettus (eds.). Event and Decision: Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze and Whitehead (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 318-331.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Art, Poltics, and Climate Change’, in Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky (eds.). New Directions in Sustainable Design (London: Routledge, 2010), 6-12.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Interview with Janet Laurence’, in Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky (eds.). New Directions in Sustainable Design (London: Routledge, 2010), 12–19.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘On Unimaginableness and Sustainability Culture’, in Dennis del Favero, Ursula Frohne and Peter Weibel (eds.). Un_Imaginable (Karlsruhe: ZIP digital arts edition, 2008), 50-63.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Life in Limbo: Design-as-Social-Discourse’, in Dietmar Froehlich and Michaele Pride (eds.), Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins (Washington: ASCA Press, 2008), Part 2: 38-43.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘The Ecology of Ecobranding’, in Dietmar Froehlich and Michaele Pride (eds.), Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins (Washington: ASCA Press, 2008), Part 2: 162-167.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Deterritorializing the Holocaust’ and ‘Introduction’ in Ian Buchanan and Adrian Parr. Deleuze and the Contemporary World (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2006), 14-20; 125-145.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Becoming and Performance Art’, ‘Creative Transformation’, ‘Deterritorialization’, ‘Differentiation’, ‘Lines of Flight, Art and Politics’, ‘Repetition’, in Adrian Parr (ed.). The Deleuze Dictionary (New York: Columbia UP, 2005).
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘A Philosophy of Negotiation: Retracing the Coordinates of Subjectivity’, in Alexandre Kimenyi and Otis L. Scott (eds.). Anatomy of Genocide: State-Sponsored Mass-Killings in the Twentieth Century (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), 383-394.

Translations

  • Bodei, Remo. The Face of Time, trans. Adrian Parr (Milan: Mondadori Electa, 2002)

Popular Magazine Article

Review

  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Review Essay: Simon O’Sullivan, Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari’, Deleuze Studies, Vol. 1. No. 1, 2007: 79-82.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Review Essay: Jeffrey A. Bell, Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos’, Symploke, Vol. 15, Numbers 1-2, 2007: 388-290.
  • Parr, Adrian. ‘Review Essay: Between Deleuze and Derrida, Paul Patton and John Protevi (Eds.)’, Critical Horizons, vol. 4, no.2, 2003: 305-314.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Parr, Adrian (2005). Guest Lecture Humanities Research Center, Harvard University.
  • Parr, Adrian (2007). Invited Speaker: Event and Decision Claremont Graduate School.
  • Parr, Adrian (2008). Invited Speaker: President's Climate 101 Initiative University of Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (2008). Invited Speaker: Un_Imaginable ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Germany.
  • Parr, Adrian (2009). Keynote: Recreate, Replace, Restore Ohio Northern University.
  • Parr, Adrian (06/18/2009). UN Habitat Roundtable University of Sydney.
  • Parr, Adrian (06/22/2009). Public Radio Interview Sydney.
  • Parr, Adrian (06/30/2009). Hijacking Sustainability, book signing Gleebooks, Glebe, Sydney.
  • Parr, Adrian (07/04/2009). Public Event: Hijacking Sustainability, Adrian Parr meets critic Stuart Hill Gearin Hotel, Katoomba.
  • Parr, Adrian (07/09/2009). Hijacking Sustainability, public book launch by Mark Diesendorf Museum of Sydney.
  • Parr, Adrian (2009). Hijacking Sustainability, public book signing Readings, Carlton, Melbourne.
  • Parr, Adrian (10/07/2009). Keynote: Contemporary Life DAAP, University of Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (10/13/2009). 2009 Gilmor Visiting Scholar Calgary University, Canada..
  • Parr, Adrian (10/14/2009). Keynote: Gillmor Scholar Calgary, Canada.
  • Parr, Adrian (10/15/2009). Canadian Broadcasting Commission – Interview with Jim Brown.
  • Parr, Adrian Interview with Fast Forward Calgary.
  • Parr, Adrian (12/02/2009). Keynote: Hijacking Sustainability University of Uppsula, Sweden.
  • Parr, Adrian (2009). Associated Press, Vinoly interview with Tom Sheeran.
  • Parr, Adrian (07/26/2010). Keynote: Hothouse Sydney Opera House.
  • Parr, Adrian (2010). Opening Keynote Address: Building Sustainable Communities FreshOutlook Foundation, Vancouver.
  • Parr, Adrian (2010). Public Event TED talk - TED X Cincinnati Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian (2010). Invited Speaker: Art & the Environment Panel CAA, Chicago.
  • Parr, Adrian (2010). Critic on 'Author, Marti Kheel meets critics panel' International Society for Environmental Ethics, Chicago.
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Invited Speaker, UC Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice University of Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Hillier Keynote Lecture Cornell University. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Keynote: Jewish American Heritage Month Cedar Village, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Opening Address for Raj Patel and Michael Hardt Discussion Cincinnati, OH. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Invited Speaker, UC Department of Judaic Studies University of Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Keynote: Composing Spaces UC Graduate Conference, University of Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (07/21/2011). Keynote: Empowering Sustainability on Earth University of California Irvine.
  • Parr, Adrian (10/25/2011). Participant – A Right to the City Main Street Cinema, University Cincinnati.
  • Parr, Adrian (11/22/2011). Keynote: Curating Cities Customs House, Sydney, Australia. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). Monument Magazine interview (publication forthcoming).
  • Parr, Adrian (2011). WCPO Nightly News Interview. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian (02/28/2012). Keynote: Building Sustainable Communities.
  • Parr, Adrian (03/03/2012). Invited Sustainability Panel Organizer: ACSA 100th Anniversary Conference.
  • Parr, Adrian (04/03/2012). Invited Talk: Department of Architecture University of California Berkeley.
  • Parr, Adrian (04/26/2012). Invited Talk: Comparative Studies The Ohio State University.
  • Adrian Parr (03/01/2013). The Greening of Chicago Arup Engineers, Shanghai.
  • Adrian Parr (03/04/2013). Neoliberalism and Green Design Shanghai University, Shanghai.
  • Adrian Parr (04/08/2013). Neoliberalism and Environmentalism William and Mary College, Virginia.
  • Adrian Parr (04/18/2013). The Greening of Chicago Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, Chicago.
  • Adrian Parr (04/22/2013). Green Design and Neoliberalism The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago.
  • Adrian Parr (04/24/2013). Neoliberalism and Climate Change Duke University , North Carolina.
  • (04/05/2014). Keynote Zizek Studies Conference, University of Cincinnati.
  • (05/06/2015). Keynote University of California, Santa Barbara, Climate Change and Disaster.
  • (10/05/2015). Invited Lecture UC Sustainability Retreat.
  • (09/01/2015). Invited Lecture UC Berkeley.
  • (05/09/2015). Invited Lecture Xavier University.
  • (07/01/2015). Keynote Daughters of Chaos, Stockholm.
  • (07/02/2015). Invited Lecture Dartmouth.
  • (09/04/2015). Keynote Istanbul, Istanbul Biennale.

Paper Presentations

  • Parr, Adrian (1998). International Conference on Genocide, CSU Sacramento, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (1999). Women in Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Parr, Adrian (1999). Thanatografia, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Parr, Adrian (2000). Assoc. Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Parr, Adrian (2000). International Association of Philosophy & Literature, SUNY, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (2001). Cultural Studies Assoc. of Australia, University of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Parr, Adrian (2003). Diaspora, Memory and Silence, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • Parr, Adrian (2004). Deleuze Conference, Trent University, Canada.
  • Parr, Adrian (2004). International Conference on Cinema Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • Parr, Adrian (2006). Gilles Deleuze: Texts and Images, University of South Carolina, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (2006). Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (2007). Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Houston, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (2007). Human Ecology-Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (Autumn 2010) Keynote National Women's Studies Association, USA.
  • Parr, Adrian (Winter 2011) International Association for the Study of the Commons, India.
  • Adrian Parr (06/26/2012). Contesting Neoliberal Spatiality. Deleuze Studies Annual Conference, Tulane, New Orleans.

Symposium

  • (2010). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. University of Cincinnati.. [Link]
  • (2010). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. University of Cincinnati.. [Link]
  • (2011). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. University of Cincinnati.. [Link]
  • (2011). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. University of Cincinnati.. [Link]

Honors & Awards

  • Deakin Postgraduate Award, 1998.
  • Arts & Humanities Sidney Myer Foundation Grant, 1999 to 2000.
  • Honorary Research Associate, Monash University, 2001 to 2002.
  • Monash Postgraduate Award, 1999 to 2001.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design Presidential Fellowship, 2005.
  • Gillmor Visiting Scholar, Calgary University, Canada, 2009.
  • Visiting Fellow – iCinema, University of NSW, Australia, 2009 to 2010.
  • Faculty Development Council - $1,441, 2010.
  • Faculty Development Council - $19,656, 2010.
  • Ohio Leadership Academy, 2011 to 2012.
  • University Research Council, Summer Stipend, 2011.
  • Taft Departmental Lecture Grant, 2011.
  • Hillier Lectureship, Cornell University, 2011.
  • Rieveschl Award for Scholarly and Creative Work, 2011.
  • ARC (Australia Research Council) Linkage Grant - Curating Cities, 2011.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2015Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2013 to Present, Director of the Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Events Organized

  • Symposium. Future Cities, Livable Futures (11/09/2013 to 11/09/2013) , Contemporary Arts Center.
  • Other. Louder Than A Bomb Cincinnati (04/18/2015 to 04/09/2016) , Freedom Center.

Service

  • Program Coordinator, School of Architecture and Interior Design MsArch and PhD in Architecture History, Theory, and Criticism, 09/01/2011 to 08/20/2012
  • Faculty Sponsor, Department of Judaic Studies Assistant Prof. Ari Finkelstein , 09/01/2012 to 09/01/2013
  • Faculty Sponsor, Department of Political Science Faculty Mentor Assistant Prof. Gwen Arnold , 09/01/2012 to 09/01/2013
  • Committee Member, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Tenure and Promotion Committee – Dr Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama , 09/01/2012 to 10/30/2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Search Committee Member – Vice President for Research ,
  • Committee Member, UC Graduate School Ph.D Sustainability Committee , 09/01/2012
  • Co-Chair, University of Cincinnati Co-Chair Independent Research Task Force , 01/05/2013

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
  • International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Edinburgh University Press, advisory editor,
  • Deleuze Studies, advisory board,
  • Whitehead Research Project (Claremont Graduate School), invited member,
  • Theory, Culture and Society, peer reviewer,
  • Journal of Lesbian Studies, peer reviewer,
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, grant application assessor,
  • Critical Horizons: Journal of Social & Critical Theory, advisory editor,
  • Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, founding and managing editor (www.drainmag.com),
  • International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE),
  • American Sociological Association (ASA),
  • 2011, UNESCO - Women's Education and Water Chair committees,
  • 1999 to 2000 ,Project Coordinator – Spanning Frontiers,
  • 2006, Curator – (Raw)Space,
  • 2007 to 2012 ,SAID Ph.D Development Committee,
  • 2009, Reappointment Committee Member – Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
  • 2009 to 2012 ,Director ReGeneration Series,
  • 2011 to 2012 ,Co-ordinator WGSS Presents,
  • 2012, Reappointment Committee Member – Department of Judaic Studies,
  • 2012, Search Committee Member – Assistant Professor Judaic Studies,
  • 2012, Search Committee Member – Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
  • 2012, Chair Search Committee – Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy,
  • 2012, Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Grant Proposal Reviewer,

Courses Taught

  • Water Justice

  • Architecture Criticism

  • Deleuze and Architecture

  • Colloquium

  • Feminist Critical Readings

  • Environmental Justice and Equality

  • Contemporary Social and Political Theory

  • Feminist Theory

  • Research Methods

  • Feminist Theory: Contemporary Issues

  • Design Theory

  • Theories of Sustainability

  • Art and the Environment

  • Deleuze and Visual Culture