Curriculum Vitae

This is my curriculum vitae, which lists my education, areas of interest, work history, and publications.

  • For my most up-to-date and downloadable C.V. visit my academia.edu page.
  • For a descriptive summary of my research interests, go here.

Education

Areas of Interest

  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Historical Sociology
  • Global Cities
  • Urban Studies
  • Science & Technology

Positions

Publications (Additional links can be found on my Google Scholar page)

  • Journal Articles
    • (2016) “Connecting Urban and Environmental Catastrophe: Linking Natural Disaster, the Built Environment, and Capitalism.” Environmental Sociology. Vol. 2. No 4. pp. 365-374. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2016.1220891
    • (2016) “Neoliberalism, logistics and the treadmill of production in metropolitan waste management: A case of Turkish firms.” Urban Studies. DOI: 0042098015586537.
    • (2015) Fear of a Black Spider-Man: Racebending and the Colour-Line in Super Hero (Re)Casting.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Vol. 6. No. 3. pp. 267-283 DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2014.994647
    • (2014) w/ Utku Balaban. “Politics of Urban Development and Wildfires in California and Turkey.” Environment & Planning A. Vol. 46. No 4. pp. 820-836. DOI: 10.1068/a46163
    • (2014) w/ Martin J. Murray. “Glorified Fantasies and Masterpieces of Deception: Importing Las Vegas into the New South Africa.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol. 38. No. 3. pp. 843-863.  DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12006
    • (2013) “The Façade of Safety in California’s Shelter-In-Place Homes: History, Wildfire and Social Consequence.” Critical Sociology. Vol 39. No 6. pp. 833-849. DOI: 10.1177/0896920512455936
    • (2012) “Materializing Spanish-Colonial Revival: The Historical Landscape and Cultural Production in Southern California.” Home Cultures. Vol. 9. No. 2. pp. 149-172. DOI: 10.2752/175174212X13325123562223
    • (2011) “Contradictions in California’s Orientalist Landscape: Architecture, History & Spanish-Colonial Revival.” Cities. Vol. 28. No. 4. pp. 240-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2010.09.003
    • (2007) w/ Martin J. Murray. “Cinema and the Edgy City: Johannesburg, Carjacking, and the Postmetropolis.” African Identities. Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 279-289. DOI: 10.1080/14725840701403606
  • Book Chapters
    • (2016) “Chapter 35: Wildfire and Global Urban Development: Climate Change and Disaster as Blowback” in P. Godfrey & D. Torres (eds.) Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender (New York: Routledge). pp. 225-232.
    • w/ Martin J. Murray. (2008). “Chapter 9: Cinema and the Edgy City: Johannesburg, Carjacking, and the Postmetropolis.” In Fassil Demissie (ed.). Postcolonial African Cities: Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament (New York: Routledge). pp. 121-130.
  • Book Reviews
    • (2016) “The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice” Contemporary Sociology. Vol. 45. No. 4. pp. 475-476. doi:10.1177/0094306116653953nn
    • (2013). “The New Century of the Metropolis: Urban Enclaves and Orientalism.” Planning Perspectives. Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 646-648. DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2013.828461
    • (2012). “Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph.” Visual Studies. Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 213-214. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2012.642973
    • (2009). “The Los Angeles Plaza.” Southern California Quarterly. Vol. 91, No 1. pp. 121-22. DOI: 10.2307/41172461
    • (2008). “Lynching in the West 1850-1935.” Visual Studies. Vol. 23, No. 2. p. 179. DOI:10.1080/14725860802276339

Conference Presentations