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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, feminist 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).
  • MA, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 2000 (Politics and Philosophy).
  • BA (1st Class Honors), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 1998 (Philosophy).

Research Information

Research Interests

Water politics, public interest design, theories of sustainability, climate change politics, cultural criticism, feminist theory.
Theoretical influences: Arendt, 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.
  • (11/12/2015). Invited Lecture. UNESCO 50 Years, 50 Movies on Water Paris.
  • (BAD DATE). Invited Lecture. Water Climate Day COP21 Climate Talks, Paris.
  • (02/26/2016). Invited Panelist. 6th Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • (03/11/2014). Invited Lecture. 'Politics & Imagination ' -- Questioning Aesthetics-RISD Metcalf Auditorium at Chace Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • (03/23/2016). Invited Public Lecture. "Welcome to the Dark Side of Dignity and Development" Future University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • (04/21/2016). Keynote Speaker. "The Intimate Realities of Water" Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • (06/28/2016). Invited Panelist. Consortium for the Humanities Centers & Institutes, University of London, London, England.
  • (08/28/2016). Invited Public Lecture. "Birth of a New Earth" Louisville Public Main Library, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • (10/23/2016). Invited Speaker. "Water and Human Settlements of the Future." Università per stranieri di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
  • (01-2017). "An Environmental Revolution" Havana, Cuba..
  • (02/27/2017). Invited Panelist. "Oceanocide Workshop" Ottawa, Canada.
  • (04/12/2017). Invited Public Lecture. "Water, Slums, and Development" University of Miami, Miami, Ohio.
  • (05/12/2017). Invited Speaker. "Water Solidarities," Water in the West Calgary, Canada.
  • (04/09/2016). NPR Radio Interview. Louder Than a Bomb. [Link]

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.
  • The Intimate Realities of Water (a 45-minute documentary), United International Independent Film Festival , 2016. Best Documentary .
  • The Intimate Realities of Water (a 45-minute documentary), Paris Art Movie Awards, 2016. Finalist Best Documentary.
  • The Intimate Realities of Water (a 45-minute documentary), Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, 2016. Best First Time Film Maker, Best Cultural Feature, Best Writer, Best Narration.
  • The Intimate Realities of Water (a 45-minute documentary), Louisville International Film Festival, 2016. Official Selection.
  • Board of Directors Award, North Carolina Film Awards, 2016.
  • Taft Research Support, Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, 2016.
  • The Intimate Realities of Water (a 45-minute documentary), Los Angeles Independent Film Festival , 2016. Best Picture, Best Woman Film Maker, Best First Time Film Maker, Best Documentary Director.
  • Taft Domestic Travel, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, 2016.
  • AHSS Research Support, University Research Council, 2016. This program provides summer stipends for Arts, Humanities and Social Science faculty research and scholarship activities to interpret and enhance disciplinary knowledge in areas where extramural funds are generally not available..
  • Goldsmith Foundation, Goldsmith Foundation, 2015.
  • Kroger Corporation, Kroger Corporation, 2015.
  • McMicken College, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, 2015.
  • UC Diversity Office, Office on Equity & Inclusion, 2015.
  • UC Sustainability Office, UC Sustainability, 2015.
  • UCRI, University of Cincinnati Research Institute, 2015.
  • UC Diversity Office, Office on Equity & Inclusion, 2014.
  • Kroger Corporation, Kroger Corporation, 2013.
  • McMicken College, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, 2014.
  • UC Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Council, 2013 to 2014.
  • Kroger Corporation, Kroger Corporation, 2013.
  • UC Taft Research Award, Taft Phelps Taft Research Center, 2013.
  • UC Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Council, 2012.
  • UC Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Council, 2012.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2015Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2013 to Present, Director of the Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2009 to 2015, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • 2006 to 2009, Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • 2003 to 2006, Assistant Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA.
  • 1999 to 2002, Lecturer, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000 to 2001, Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2013 to Present, Chair of Taft Faculty, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 2015, Marble House Project Fellowship, Marble House, Dorset, Vermont.
  • 2012 to 2013, Taft Research Center Fellowship, Charles Phelps 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
  • Director, University of Cincinnati Water Center Search Committee Director for Water Center, 2016
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Political Science RPT Committee, 2016 to 2017
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati College of Design Arhcitecture, Art, and Planning Dossier Promotion Review, 2016
  • Member, University of Cincinnati UC Presidential Grant Committee, 2015
  • Member, University of Cincinnati UC Vice president for Research Search Committee, 2015
  • Director, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Director for Louder than a Bomb competition, 2014 to Present
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati UC Cluster Hire Proposal Review Committee, 2014
  • Member, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Arts & Science Humanities Initiative, 2013
  • Director, Future Cities Livable Futures Board of Directors, 2012 to 2013
  • Faculty Sponsor, UC Student Divest Campaign 2016
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Chair Search Committee, 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Search Committee, 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, Department of Judaic Studies Search Committee, 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, Department of Judaic Studies Reappointment Committee, 2012
  • Australian Research Council Assessor, 2012
  • Review Board/Panel, Lousian Board of Regents Research and Development Grant Proposal Reviewer, 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2011 to 2012
  • Program Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies WGSS Presents, 2011 to 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati UC Environmental Studies Curriculum Development Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • Director, University of Cincinnati College of Design Arhcitecture, Art, and Planning ReGeneration Series, 2009 to 2012
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati College of Design Arhcitecture, Art, and Planning School of Architecture and Design PhD Development Committee, 2007 to 2012
  • Program Coordinator, Spanning Frontiers 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Member, Cincinnati Jewish Environmental Coalition Steering Committee Cincinnati Jewish Environmental Coalition Steering Committee,
  • UC Foundation Grant writing for CoreChange,
  • Member, Sustainable Hamilton County Reinventing our Community Workshops,

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,
  • Dossier Review, UC Berkeley, Promotion to Full Professor,
  • Dossier Review, University of Cincinnati, Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure,
  • Manuscript Reviewer, MIT Press,
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Columbia University Press,
  • History of Violence Project, advisory board for www.historiesofviolence.com,
  • Marble House Non-Fiction Fellowship Residency Reviewer, 2016,
  • Edinburgh University Press, advisory editor,
  • Deleuze Studies, advisory board,
  • Design Philosophy, editorial board,
  • Theory, Culture and Society, peer reviewer,
  • Journal of Lesbian Studies, peer reviewer,
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, grant assessor,
  • Critical Horizons: Journal of Social & Critical Theory, peer reviewer,
  • Environmental Philosophy, peer reviewer,
  • Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, founding weditor (www.drainmag.com),

Courses Taught

  • Water Justice
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Architecture Criticism
    Level: Graduate

  • Colloquium
    Level: Graduate

  • Feminist Critical Readings
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Environmental Justice and Equality
    Level: Both

  • Contemporary Social and Political Theory

  • Feminist Theory
    Level: Both

  • Research Methods
    Level: Graduate

  • Feminist Theory: Contemporary Issues
    Level: Graduate

  • Design Theory
    Level: Graduate

  • Theories of Sustainability
    Level: Both

  • Art and the Environment
    Level: Graduate

  • Deleuze and Visual Culture

  • Architecture and Politics
    Level: Graduate

  • Architecture History, Theory, Criticism (Sustainability)
    Level: Graduate

  • Contemporary Architecture Theory
    Level: Graduate

  • Design Colloquium
    Level: Graduate

  • Research Methods Contemporary Theories of Architecture
    Level: Graduate

  • Water Justice Workshop (Mount Kenya University)

  • Deleuze Seminar
    Level: Graduate

  • Feminist Theory
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Feminist Theory: Contemporary Issues
    Level: Graduate

  • Foreign Study Abroad Program to Australia

  • Cultural Studies
    Level: Both

  • Feminist Theory and Art
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Art Theory and Criticism
    Level: Graduate

  • Political Philosophy

  • Environmental Ethics & Political Theory

  • Reason and Experience (History of Ideas)

  • Founders of Western Philosophy

  • Questioning Justice

  • Feminist Philosophy Introduction to Logic

Additional Information

04/09/2016.  NPR Radio Interview, Louder than a Bomb

[Link to more information]

03/02/2016. NPR Radio Interview, "The Intimate Realities of Water."

04/15/2015. Fox News interview, "Louder Than a Bomb."

04/12/2015. WVXU Chanel 5 interview, "Louder Than a Bomb."

03/18/2016. InFocus Interview with Khyris Stiles, "Louder Than a Bomb."

03/11/2015. NPR Radio Interview with Bill Reinhardt, "Louder Than a Bomb."

11/20/2013 NPR Radio Interview, "Future Cities, Livable Futures."

[Link to more information]

2011. WCPO Nightly News Interview.

06/18/2009. University of Sydney, UN Habitat Roundtable participant.

2009. Associated Press, Vinoly interview with Tom Sheeran.

10/15/2009. Banadian Broadcasting Commission, Interview with Jim Brown.