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JOSHUA MULLENITE

Department of Anthropology
Wagner College
Parker Hall 109
One Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301
joshua.mullenite@wagner.edu

EDUCATION

2018  Ph.D. in Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU
2017  M.A. in Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU
2013  B.A. in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, FIU
2011  A.A. in Anthropology, Honors, Santa Fe College

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018-Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 Scholar-in-Residence, New York University

2019 Early Career Visiting Scholar, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield

2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Gulf Research Program, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

2013 – 2017 Teaching Assistant, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2012 Research Assistant, Research Institute for Social and Economic Policy, Florida International University, Miami, FL

PUBLICATIONS

Mullenite, J. 2019. “Infrastructure and Authoritarian Nationalism in the “Land of Waters”: A Genealogy of Water Control in Guyana.Annals of the American Association of Geographers 109(2) doi:10.1080/24694452.2018.1490635

Mullenite, J. 2019. “‘A Mild Despotism of Sugar:’ Race, Labor, and Flood Management in British Guiana.Geoforum 99: 88-94. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.12.009

Mullenite, J. with A Collective of Anarchist Geographers. 2017. “Beyond Electoralism: Reflections on Anarchy, Populism, and the Crisis of Electoral Politics.” ACME: An International Journal of Critical Geographies 16(4): 607-642 (open access)

Mullenite, J. 2017. “Can Climate Change Adaptation be a Desirable Goal?” Human Geography 10(2): 87-94 

Mullenite, J. 2016 “Resilience, Political Ecology, and Power: Convergences, Divergences, and the Potential for a Postanarchist Geographical Imagination.” Geography Compass 10(9): 378-388 doi:10.1111/gec3.12279

Mullenite, J. 2016. “Review of Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-ecological Systems edited by Biggs, Schlüter, and Schoon.” Environment and Society: Advances in Research 7: 134-136. doi:10.3167/ares.2016.070108

Mullenite, J. 2016. “Book Review: Understanding Poverty and the Environment: Analytical Frameworks and Approaches by Fiona Nunan.” Progress in Development Studies 16(4): 370-371 doi:10.1177/1464993416657631

Mullenite, J. 2015. “Historical Repetition and Development Narratives in Guyana’s Coastal Drainage and Irrigation System.” Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development 13(2): 126-139 doi:10.7916/D8PN95C6 (open access)

Mullenite, J. 2015. “Book Review: The Political Ecology of the State: The Basis and the Evolution of Environmental Statehood by AAR Ioris.” Journal of Ecological Anthropology 17: 54-56 doi:10.5038/2162-4593.17.1.8 (open access)

FUNDING AND AWARDS

2019 Library Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida

2019 Early Career Visitor Scheme, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield

2019 Faculty Development Grant, Office of the Provost, Wagner College

2018 Co-I, Fox Fellows Grant, Wagner College (Bernadette Ludwig, PI)

2018  Science Policy Fellowship, Gulf Research Program, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (declined)

2018 Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Stephen J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

2018  Dissertation Year Fellowship, University Graduate School, Florida International University

2017  Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship, University Graduate School, Florida International University

2017  Morris and Anita Broad Research Fellowship, Stephen J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

2017  Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

2016  Love of Learning Grant, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

2014  Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

2014  Panther Pride Scholarship, Florida International University Alumni Association

2013  Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

2013  Outstanding Academic Achievement in Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2019 Panelist, “Blue Collar Scholarship,” American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 3-7, Washington, D.C.

2019 “Revitalizing Anarchist Anthropology: Critical Anthropology, Geography, and Theory Beyond the State Form,” American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 3-7, Washington, D.C.

2019 Panelist, “Teaching Political Ecology,” Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 21-23, Lexington, KY.

2019 “‘The Dutch Didn’t Build the Canals. Slaves Did:’ Collective Memory, Politics, and Flooding in Coastal Guyana,” Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 21-23, Lexington, KY.

2019 Discussant, Anarchist Geographies and the Epistemologies of the State, American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 3-7, Washington, D.C. (Organized by Geronimo Barrera, University of Texas; Federico Ferretti, University College Dublin; and Richard J. White, Sheffield Hallam University).

2018  Panelist, “The Earth and its Inhabitants: The Anarchist Geographies of Elisée Reclus,” American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 10-14, New Orleans, LA.

2018  “‘A Mild Despotism of Sugar’: Race, Class, and Flood Management in British Guiana,” Race, Class, and Watershed Politics in the City II: Urban Flows of Water, Affect, and Power, American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 10-14, New Orleans, LA.

2018 Discussant, Political Ecologies of Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Events, Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 25-27, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Organized by Katinka Wijsman, New School for Social Research; Melissa Davidson, Arizona State University; and Erin Friedman, CUNY).

2018  Session Organizer and Chair, Political Ecologies of Environmental Engineering, Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 22-24, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2017  “Race and the Political Economy of Flood Management in Coastal British Guiana,” Florida Society of the Social Sciences 12th Annual Conference, April 15, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

2017  “In the Shell of Colonialism: An Anarchist Political Ecology of Flood Management in Guyana,” Anarchist Political Ecology: Theoretical Horizons and Empirical Axes, American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 5-9, Boston MA.

2016  “The Promise of Resilience: Imagining Radical Socioecological Futures,” Environments at the Cusp of Wonder: New Environments in a New World, Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 25-27, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2016  Session Organizer, Soil as Infrastructure, Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 25-27, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (with Elsie Lewison, University of Toronto).

2015  “The Historical Political Ecology of Coastal Inundation in Guyana,” Human Environment Interaction: Exploring the Boundaries, Southeast Division Meeting of the Association of American Geographers’, November 22-24, Pensacola, FL.

2015  “The Changing Landscapes of Cold War Agricultural Development in Guyana,” Imagining the Cold War, International Conference of Historical Geographers, July 5-10, London, United Kingdom.

2015  “Tension, Anxiety, and Heterogeneity in Technical Assistance: The University of Florida and USAID in Guyana,” Hybrid Knowledges and Embodied Experiences in the Spaces of Development, Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, April 22-25, Chicago, IL.

2015  “Climate Change and Globalization: A Non-Linear Historical Materialist Approach,” New Climates in Nature-Culture, March 5, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2015  Conference Committee Chair, New Climates in Nature-Culture, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

2015  “Locating Power in Guyana’s Census: Questions on History, Historiography, and the Political Ecology of Difference and Separation,” Can the Spreadsheet Speak? Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 26-28, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2014  “Always a Tragedy: Histor(icit)y, Development, and Risk in Guyana’s Drainage and Irrigation Schemes,” Geographies of Infrastructure III: National Space, Dimensions of Political Ecology, February 27-March 1, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2014  “‘Hidden’ Geographies of Colonial Power: Race, Sex, and the Production of Space in a British Crown Colony, 1838-1925,” Hybrid Notions in Cultural Studies and Beyond, January 30, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

2014  Conference Committee, Hybrid Notions in Cultural Studies and Beyond, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

2013  “Conspicuous Bodies: Producing Subordinate Subjects in Miami,” Gender, Race, and Sexuality in a Globalized World, FIU, Miami, FL.

2013  “Conspicuous Bodies: The Production of Subordinate Subjects and Spaces in Miami,” Undergraduate Symposium, Dimensions of Political Ecology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

INVITED TALKS AND GUEST LECTURES

2018 “Teaching Environmental Policy in the Anthropology Classroom,” Applying Anthropological Skills to Public Policy (Webinar), Society for Psychological Anthropology

2018 “GIS and Community Health,” Community Health Nursing, September 26, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.

2017  “Histories of Race, Sugar, and Flood Control in Guyana,” Moray House Trust, November 9, Georgetown, Guyana

2015  “Using GIS to Understand Sea Level Rise Vulnerability in Guyana,” GIS Center, FIU Libraries, November 6, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2014  “Going Native: The Ecological Benefits of Native Trees in an Urban University Campus,” Urban Ecology Undergraduate Seminar, January 31, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-Present Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

People and the Environment (Fall 2018 (Honors), Spring 2019)
Cultural Geography (Fall 2018)
First Year Reflective Tutorial (Fall 2018)
Comparative Cultures (Spring 2019)
GIS and Geomatics (Spring 2019)

2013-2017  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Intro to Geography (Fall 2013, Fall 2016)
World Regional Geography (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
Geography of the Middle East (Upper Division, Summer 2015)
Geography of Global Change (Upper Division, Fall 2014)
Urban Geography (Upper Division, Fall 2014)
Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (Upper Division, Spring 2014, Summer 2016)
Sociology of Gender (Upper Division, Spring 2016)
Sociology of Marriage and the Family (Upper Division, Spring 2014)
Intro to Sociology (Summer 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2018-Present “Ask a Geographer,” Coastal Geography, American Association of Geographers

2018-9 Organizing Committee, Caribbean Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

2018 Interim Editorial Board Member, Student Anthropologist, Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association

2014-2016  Editorial Board, Student Anthropologist, Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association

Manuscript Reviewer for Political Geography, Cahiers des Amériques Latines, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Environment, Development, and Sustainability; Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences; Student Anthropologist

DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2018 First Year Program Faculty, Wagner College

2015  Faculty Representative, Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Graduate Student Association, Florida International University

2014-2015  President, Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Graduate Student Association, Florida International University

2014-2015  Incoming Student Mentor, Dept. of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

2013-2015  Colloquium Committee, Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Graduate Student Association, Florida International University

2013-2014  Technology Officer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography Graduate Student Association, Florida International University

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