Research Interests: Production and reproduction of space, place and nature, critical social theory, qualitative methodology and the politics of research, social reproduction and everyday life, children and the environment, political ecology.
Cindi Katz is executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences. She received her degrees from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Her research addresses social reproduction and the production of space, place, and nature; the consequences of global economic restructuring for everyday life; children and the environment; and the intertwined spatialities of homeland and home-based security.
Katz has published widely on these themes as well as on social theory and the politics of knowledge in edited collections and journals such as Society and Space, Social Text, Signs, Feminist Studies, Prospects, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Social Justice, Urban Geography, Gender, Place and Culture, Public Culture, and Antipode. She is the author and editor of several books, including Growing Up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives (2004), which received the Meridian Award for outstanding scholarly work in geography from the Association of American Geographers; Full Circles: Geographies of Gender over the Life Course (1993), coedited with Janice Monk; and Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction (2004), coedited with Sallie Marston and Katharyne Mitchell. From 2004 to 2008 she was editor with Nancy K. Miller of WSQ, Women’s Studies Quarterly, which won the 2007 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). She has served on numerous editorial boards.
The past recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Association of University Women, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers University, Katz was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2003–04. In 2011–12 she was the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor of Gender Studies at University of Cambridge.