Curriculum Vitae

Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

SUNY New Paltz

 

EDUCATION

Degree Date Institution and location Major field
Ph.D. 2000 Rutgers University, NJ Geography
Certificate 2000 Rutgers University, NJ Russian, Central, and East European Studies
Certificate 1995 Beloit College, WI Hungarian Language
M.Sc. 1995 University of Wisconsin-Madison Geography
M.A. 1992 University of Wisconsin-Madison Anthropology
B.A. (Honours) 1990 University of Miami, FL Anthropology, Geography

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Year Title/Rank Institution and location
2010-present Associate Professor Dept. of Geography, SUNY New Paltz
2006-10 Assistant Professor Dept. of Geography, SUNY New Paltz
2001-2006 Assistant Professor Dept. of Geography and Geology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2000-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor Dept. of Geology and Geography, Vassar College, NY
2000 Assistant Rutgers Soil Analysis Ext. Lab, NJ
1996-2000 Teaching Assistant Department of Geography, Rutgers, NJ
1993-1994 Instructor Mátyás K. Gimn., Fonyód, Hungary
1992-1995 Assistant UW Center for Climate Research, Madison, WI

 

COURSES/TEACHING

Since 2006 (SUNY New Paltz)

Introductory: World Geography; Physical Geography; People-Environment Relations I

Advanced: Gender and Environment; People-Environment Relations II; Geography of Soils

2012 (Bard College, Bard Prison Initiative)

Introductory: Soils (Summer, Woodbourne Correctional Facility)

2001-2006 (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)

Introductory: The Physical Environment under Stress; Introductory GIS

Advanced: Research Methods; Environmental Geography; Environmental Geography of Italy; Gender and Environment; Soils and Society

2000-2001 (Vassar College)

Introductory: Conceptualising Nature

Advanced: Political Ecology of Agriculture; Eastern Europe

 

AFFILIATIONS

SUNY New Paltz Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, since 2006

SUNY New Paltz Environmental Studies, since 2006

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND NOMINATIONS

2016

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, SUNY New Paltz

2015

AsiaNetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellowship (“Urban Farms in Chongqing, China: Examining the opportunities and challenges of food production in the city”, $39,200)

Excellence in Scholarship Award, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, SUNY New Paltz ($500)

SUNY New Paltz, Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Support for Student Research Assistantship (“Soil pH and texture variability at the local farm scale”, $500)

SUNY New Paltz, Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Support for Student Research Assistantship (“Soil sample processing and analysis to assess reliability of NRCS/USDA soil data for use in local farms”, $438)

2014

William J. Fulbright Scholar Grant (Italy) (“People-environment relations, urban gardens and heavy metal contamination in Rome”, $17,765)

SUNY New Paltz, Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Support for Student Research Assistantship (“Critical Appraisal of Research Activity on People-Environment Interactions through Long-Term Academic Journal Archival Documentation and Content Analysis”, $275)

2013

State University of New York Sustainability Fund (“Energy conservation, urban gardens, and heavy metal exposure mitigation”, $7,214)

Research Co-Investigator for project directed by Professor Ginesu of University of Sassari, funded by Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (“Sistema morfodinamico costiero: criticità all’erosione e sensibilità ambientale nelle coste della Sardegna settentrionale”, $5000)

2011

SUNY New Paltz, Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Support for Student Research Assistantship ($1,218)

2006-10

National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Sciences Program (“A multiple-scale study of human and nonhuman causes of soil acidification in Hungary”, $50,000)

 

POSTS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Editor-in-Chief, Capitalism Nature Socialism, since 2012

Book Series Editor, Radical Natures, West Virginia University Press, since 2015

Treasurer/Secretary, Co-Founder of Ecosocialist Horizons

United University Professions, SUNY New Paltz Chapter: Affirmative Action Committee; Women’s Rights and Concerns Committee

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS

ACME: an international e-journal for critical geographies

Boletín de Geografía (Chile)

CNS Ecologia Politica (Italy)

Human Geography: A New Journal

Politics: Rivista di Studi Politici

Studies in Social Justice

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Association of American Geographers

Squatting Europe Kollective

United University Professions

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

An exploratory study of potential As and Pb contamination by atmospheric deposition in two urban vegetable gardens in Rome, Italy. Journal of Soils and Sediments http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11368-016-1445-y

Short-term soil acidification detection through Acid Neutralising Capacity (ANC) analysis along the northern Dráva floodplain, SW Hungary. Agrókémia és Talajtan

Dialectics and Biophysical Worlds. Science & Society

Review of Jason Moore’s “Capitalism in the Web of Life. Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.” Human Geography

Environmental Degradation. In, Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey L. Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard Marston, eds. International Encyclopedia of Geography. People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.

World-Systems Theory. In, Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey L. Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard Marston, eds. International Encyclopedia of Geography. People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Books

2014

Ecology, Soils, and the Left: An Eco-Social Approach. New York: PalgraveMacMillan.

2008

(Edited with Harald Bauder) Critical Geographies: A Collection of Readings. Kelowna; Praxis ePress.

2006

(Edited) The European’s Burden: Global Imperialism in EU Expansion. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2015

From tacit to overt political commitments in physical geography. Progress in Physical Geography 39(5): 18-24.

(with Claudio Cattaneo) Urban squats as eco-social resistance to and resilience in the face of capitalist relations: Case studies from Barcelona and Rome. Partecipazione e Conflitto 8(2): 343-366.

2014

(with Karanja Carroll) An African-centered approach to land education. Environmental Education Research 20(1): 70-81.

2011

Minding history and world-scale dynamics in hazards research: The making of hazardous soils in The Gambia and Hungary. Journal of Risk Research 15(10): 1319-1333.

2009

Seeing the Local in the Global: Political Ecologies, World-Systems, and the Question of Scale. Geoforum 40: 116-125.

Natural Science Pedagogy and Anarchist Communism: Developing a Radical Curriculum for Physical Geography. Human Geography: A New Radical Journal 2(2): 106-122.

2008

Class Struggles and Geography: Revisiting the 1886 Haymarket Square Police Riot. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 7(1): 1-23.

2006

From organism to commodity: gender, class, and the development of soil science in Hungary, 1900-1989. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 24: 215-229.

Book Chapters

2015

Introduction. In, John Clark. Tragedy of Common Sense. Changing Suns Press.

Postface. In, Anne Clerval, Antoine Fleury, Julien Rebotier, and Serge Weber, eds.. Espaces et Rapports de Domination. Paris: PUR, pp. 377-388.

2014

(with Claudio Cattaneo) Squats in urban ecosystems: overcoming the social and ecological catastrophes of the capitalist city. In, Claudio Cattaneo and Miguel Martinez, eds. The Squatters’ Movement in Europe. Commons and Autonomy as Alternatives to Capitalism. London: Pluto Press, pp. 166-188.

2012

La radicalización de la pedagogía en la geografía física. In, Susana Barrera Lobaton (ed.). Memorias. Seminario Geografía Crítica: Territorialidad, Espacio y Poder en América Latina. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, pp. 110-126, http://www.bdigital.unal.

edu.co/6173/243/susanabarreralobaton.2011.pdf.

2011

Soil movement and contamination. In, Ben Wisner, Jean-Christophe Gaillard, and Ilan Kelman (eds.). Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction. London: Routledge, pp. 347-358.

(with Danang Sri Hadmoko). Landslides: Hazards and risk reduction. In, Ben Wisner, Jean-Christophe Gaillard, and Ilan Kelman (eds.). Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction. London: Routledge, pp. 297-309.

2006

Citizenship, systemic change, and the gender division of labour in rural Hungary. In, Jasmina Lukić, Joanna Regulska, and Darja Zaviršek (eds.). Women and citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 61-80.

Ungheria – Il governo della terra [Hungary – governing the land]. In, Riccardo Bocci and Giovanna Ricoveri (eds.). Agri-Cultura. Terra, lavoro, ecosistemi [Agri-culture. Land, labour, ecosystems]. Quaderno n.2 della rivista CNS-Ecologia Politica. Bologna: Editrice Missionaria Italiana.

Dynamics of the lithosphere and location and impact of human activities; Soils and food production. In Wells, Edward, Ginger Fisher, Dean Goodwin, and Tori Haidinger (eds.). AP Instructor’s Guide for Miller’s Living in the Environment, 14th Edition. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks-Cole.

Miscellaneous Peer-Reviewed

2016

Breve Historia de la Revista Capitalism Nature Socialism. Ecología Política 25: 66-69.

2011

(under Cynical Geographers Collective). Measuring impact beyond relative academic fame: An alternative social impact factor. Antipode 43(2): 190-194.

2008

(with Harald Bauder) Knowledge Grab: Corporate Appropriation and Exploitation of Academic Geographers. Antipode 40(5): 729-735.

Beyond the Barrows-McLaren Debate: The Importance of Studying the Rest of Nature in Formulating Alternative Curricula. Capitalism Nature Socialism 19(2): 88-95.

2006

Reflections on ‘The struggle against the rebel body’. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 17(3): 66-73.

Encyclopaedia Entries

2013

Renewable Energy and Climate Change. In, Melvyn Dubofsky (ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History. Vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 119-120.

2009

Socialism. In, Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 10. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 212-216.

Miscellaneous Publications

Articles

2013

Bridging Indigenous and Socialist Perspectives: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Capitalism Nature Socialism 24(3): 141-146.

Introduction to the Symposium: Hints of Post-Capitalist Prefiguration in Val di Susa (NW Italy). Capitalism Nature Socialism 24(2): 7-13.

2012

Introduction to Degrowth Symposium. Capitalism Nature Socialism 23(1): 26-29.

Editorials

2015

Never Mind COP21, Here Came and Went the International Year of the Soil: Requiems, Symphonies, Rhapsodies. Capitalism Nature Socialism 26(4): 127-140.

Rojava. Capitalism Nature Socialism 26(1): 1-15.

2014

Future Prospects for Capitalism Nature Socialism. Capitalism Nature Socialism 25(4): 1-2.

A More Than Twenty-Fifth Anniversary for More Than a Journal. Capitalism Nature Socialism 25(1): 1-9.

2013

Socialism and settler colonialism on Great Turtle Island. Capitalism Nature Socialism 24(1): 1-5.

2012

Towards much fuller, more politically engaged geographies. Antipode Symposium on PyGyRG’s ‘Communifesto for Fuller Geographies: Towards Mutual Security’, http://radicalantipode.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/engel-di-mauro-response1.pdf

Urban farming: the right to what sort of city? Capitalism Nature Socialism 23(4): 1-9.

Prison Abolition as an ecosocialist struggle. Capitalism Nature Socialism 23(1): 1-5.

2011

On ecosocialism, objectives, and the role of the natural sciences. Capitalism Nature Socialism 22(3): 1-7.

2010

On the People’s Declaration from Klimaforum09. Capitalism Nature Socialism 21(1): 37-40.

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

2014

Twenty-fifth anniversary volume. Capitalism Nature Socialism 25(1-4).

2013

Bridging Indigenous and Socialist Perspectives. Capitalism Nature Socialism 24(3).

Symposium on the Struggle against High-Speed Trains in Val di Susa, NW Italy. Capitalism Nature Socialism 24(2): 7-54.

2012

Degrowth Symposium. Capitalism Nature Socialism 23(1): 26-125.

2008

Class struggles and geography: revisiting the 1886 Haymarket Square massacre. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 7(1): 1-23 <http://www.acme-journal.org/vol7/SEM.pdf>

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS PRESENTATIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

2016

Presenter, An exploration of potential airborne contamination of urban garden vegetables in Rome, Italy, Growing Cities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Gardening International Conference, Basel, Switzerland, 9-10 September

Presenter, Urban farming’s aims and challenges: Comparative notes on heavy metal contamination and land access dynamics in New York, Rome, and Chongqing, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 6 July

Presenter, Degrading dirt: Political economy of soil degradation, Slow Emergencies Workshop, Adelaide, Australia, 2-4 July

Presenter, Soil destruction as a slow eco-social emergency, Institute of Australian Geographers, Adelaide, 29 June-1 July

Presenter, An eco-social approach to soil pH variability on cultivated land: A case study from the Drava River floodplain, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 29 March-2 April

Organiser and Chair, The 2016 Capitalism Nature Socialism Lecture: ‘State regulation and environmental justice: The need for strategy reassessment’ by Laura Pulido, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 29 March-2 April

Panelist, Author-Meets-Critics: Jason Moore’s Capitalism in the Web of Life, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 29 March-2 April

Convener, Organiser, Critical Physical Geography Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 27-28 March

Chair, Political Ecologies of Capital and Struggles, ‘Undisciplined Environments,’ International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE), Stockholm, Sweden 20-24 March

Poster Presenter, Urban Farms in Chongqing, China: Examining Opportunities and Challenges of Food Production in the City, AsiaNetwork Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 4-6 March

2015

Invited Speaker, Ecological Civilisation and Ecosocialism, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, 26 November

Invited Speaker, Ecosocialism, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, 26 November

Invited Speaker, Ecosocialism, Eco-Marxism, and Ecological Civilisation, Southwestern University of Economics and Finance, Chengdu, 25 November

Invited Speaker, Ecosocialism, Yigong Daxue, Wuhan University of Technology, 23 November

Invited Speaker, Ecosocialism and Eco-Marxism, College of Marxism, Wuhan University, 22 November

Paper Presenter, Ecological Civilisation and Ecosocialism, Second International Symposium on “Marxism and Socialism in the 21st Century”, Wuhan, China, 21-22 November

Invited Speaker, Ecosocialism and Ecological Civilisation, Huazhong Shifan Daxue,Wuhan Normal University, 20 November

Co-Presenter, Urban Farms in Chongqing, China: Examining Opportunities and Challenges of Food Production in the City, New York Conference on Asian Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 17 October

Organiser, Chair, Environmental Crisis and Sustainability, New York Conference on Asian Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 17 October

Presenter, Workshop: Explore the Hidden Culture of Squatting in Europe, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY, 27 September

Poster Presenter, Soil As and Pb contamination processes in two urban gardens in Rome, Italy, SUITMA8, Mexico City, 20-25 September

Presenter, Ecosocialismo, Huertos Urbanos y Okupaciones, La Escuela de Cultura Popular de Los Mártires de ’68, Mexico City, 23 September

Organiser, Translator, Presenter, Squatting Houses, Social Centres and Workplaces: A Workshop on Self-Managed Alternatives, Squatting Europe Kollective Meeting, Barcelona, 20-25 May

Paper Presenter, A Dialectical Approach to Soils, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April

Panelist, Critical Pedagogy in Geography I: Expanding Critical Geography: K12, AP, GIS, & Physical Geography, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April

Discussant, Marxist Geography 3: Harvey, Capitalism, Technologies and Nature, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April

Panelist, Physical Geography/Social Theory/Radical Politics: Engaging Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro’s “Ecology, Soils, and the Left”, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April

Organiser, Steven Salaita Plenary Talk, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April

2014

Presenter, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Desafíos y Oportunidades para la Publicación: Experiencias de Revistas Anglo y Chilenas, Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política, Santiago, Chile, 23 October

Presenter, Emergency Regime: Discussion on the Journal Capitalism Nature Socialism and Waste and Conflicts in Campania Region, “Ambiente: storie, conflitti, politiche, buone pratiche,” Ex Asilo Filangieri, Napoli, 4 July

Guest Lecturer, Analisi dei Suoli Urbani sul Campo, Field Lecture for Prof. Attili’s course “Analisi Ambientale dei sistemi Urbani e Territoriali,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 21 May

Guest Lecturer, Analisi dei Suoli negli Orti Urbani, Field Lecture for Prof. Cellamare’s course “Progettazione Urbana e Ambientale,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 21 May

Guest Lecturer, Orti e Suoli Urbani, Lecture for Prof. Cellamare’s course “Progettazione Urbana e Ambientale,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 16 May

Guest Lecturer, I Suoli e le Città, Lecture for Prof. Attili’s course “Analisi Ambientale dei sistemi Urbani e Territoriali,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 12 May

Organiser, Translator, Presenter, Squatting Europe Kollective Meeting, Rome, Italy 21-25 May

Panelist, Unsettling Place: A Celebration of New Works on Land Education, SUNY New Paltz, 17 April

Paper Presenter, Acid Neutralising Capacity (ANC) Decline without Significant pH Change in Farmed Soils of the Drava Floodplain, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

Discussant, Professional and intellectual triage for emerging and early career scholars (a subconference resource session), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

Chair, STOP criminalizing the Migrant-other … PROMOTE radical autonomy resisting borders and b/ordering mechanisms- I, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

Panelist, Teaching Geography Critically II, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

Panelist, Ideology, Hegemony and Discourse, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

Organiser, The 2014 Capitalism Nature Socialism Lecture, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, 8-12 April

2013

Invited Lecture, The Dirt on Dirt: Soil Degradation, Catastrophism, and Capitalist Ideology, Brock University, St. Catharine, Ontario, Canada, 25th October

Plenary Presentation, Leftist Failures on the Environment: The Case of Soil Degradation, Union for Radical Political Economics Conference, “Political Economy of the Environment, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, 5th October

Paper Presenter, Urban garden soils and the prospects for lay public involvement in soil heavy metal exposure mitigation, 7th International Conference of the Urban Soils Working Group, SUITMA, of the International Union of Soil Sciences, Toruń, Poland, 20th September

Workshops Organiser and Leader, Soil analysis, urban gardens in Albany, Brooklyn, Delmar, Manhattan, Syracuse, and Troy, NY, March through September

Invited Lecture, Urban agriculture and soil contamination, Shawangunk Correctional Facility, 22 May

Paper Presenter, Settler colonialism and socialism in Great Turtle Island, Historical Materialism Conference, New York, 27 April

Organiser, Indigenous Marxisms, Historical Materialism Conference, New York, 27 April

Organiser and Workshop Presenter, Growing a new world: soil science, permaculture, local agriculture, community gardens, Changing the Climate Ecosocialist Convergence, Troy, NY, 22-24 March

Paper Presenter, Anarchism and environmental degradation, The Fourth Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference, New Orleans, 4-6 January

2012

Paper Presenter, Soils and socialism, From the soil to the sky, Northampton/Amherst, MA, 1 December

Paper Presenter, Ecosocialist organising and emerging struggles from oppressed communities, From the soil to the sky, Northampton/Amherst, MA, 30 November

Conference Organiser, From the soil to the sky, Northampton/Amherst, MA, 30 November – 1 December

Invited Lecture, Geografía urbana radical, huertos urbanos y la polución de los suelos: el derecho a cuál tipo de ciudad, Auditorio Margarita González, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, 1 October

Discussant, Medio ambiente, desarrollo sostenible y agua en Tunja, 2ª Convención Nacional de Educación Geográfica, Tunja, Colombia, 29 September

Paper Presenter, Por una pedagogía crítica en la geografía física y en las geociencias. 2ª Convención Nacional de Educación Geográfica, Tunja, Colombia, 28 September

Discussant, Perspectivas de la Investigación Geográfica en el Siglo XXI. 2ª Convención Nacional de Educación Geográfica, Tunja, Colombia, 26 September

Discussant, Séance plénière: Approches radicales de l’espace (2). Espace et rapports sociaux de domination, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France, 21 September

Discussant, Séance plénière: Approches radicales de l’espace (1). Espace et rapports sociaux de domination, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, France, 20 September

Invited Lecture, Environmental determinism, Shawangunk Correctional Facility, 22 June

Paper Presenter, Overcoming Climate Change: The Ecosocialist Path, Left Forum, New York, NY, 18 March

Organiser, Occupy the World – Life without Money, Left Forum, New York, NY, 18 March

Paper Presenter, Urban Community Gardens and Soil Contamination, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 26 February

Discussant, Neoliberalism as an Everyday Hazard, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 25 February

Discussant, Squatting and Social Centers: Resistance and Production of Critical Spaces V, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 24 February

 

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