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Cindi Katz
Position: Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8728
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Clark University
Training Area: Environmental Psychology
Research Interests: Social Reproduction and Everyday Life; Security and the Environment
Cindi Katz, a cultural geographer, is Professor in the Doctoral Programs in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Psychology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies. Her research concerns social reproduction, the production of nature, the workings of the security state in everyday environments, the privatization of the public environment, the cultural politics of childhood, and the intertwining of memory and history in the geographical imagination. She has published widely on these themes as well as on social theory and the politics of knowledge in a variety of interdisciplinary journals and anthologies. She is the editor (with Janice Monk) of Full Circles: Geographies of Gender over the Life Course (Routledge 1993), Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction (with Sallie Marston and Katharyne Mitchell) (Blackwell 2004), and The People, Place, and Space Reader (with Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert) (Routledge 2014). Her book Growing Up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives (University of Minnesota Press 2004) received the Meridian Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work from the Association of American Geographers. Professor Katz held a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2003-4, and was the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor of Gender Studies at University of Cambridge in 2011-12.  An interdisciplinary scholar, she has collaborated with artists in projects at the Santa Fe Institute for the Arts, the Whitney Curatorial Program, Mary Miss’s City as Living Laboratory, Parsons/The New School University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Graduate Center’s James Gallery. She is continuing to develop her ideas around 'minor theory’ and 'countertopography' in a number of collective endeavors, and is working on two book projects: 'childhood as spectacle' and a collection of her writings on social reproduction.