NICHOLAS FERRIS LUSTIG
Office: A158 Bunche
(2007) B.A. Rhetoric with Honors; University of California, Berkeley
urban geography, assemblage urbanism, critical urban studies, surveillance studies, Marx, Marxist geography (esp. Harvey), Autonomist Marxism (esp. Negri), Foucault, Deleuze, Baudrillard, Virilio, non-representational theory, new materialisms, complexity theory, critical geopolitics, urban geopolitics, architecture (biopolitical architecture, activist architecture, art and architecture), and American poetry (esp Post WWII, Language poets, African American Poetry)
M.A. Thesis: "The Role of Surveillance in the Emergence of an Urban Governmentality of Hegemonic Despotism" (2012)
Dissertation: In the City and After Foucault: The Decline of Disciplines and the Emergence of Control Programs in Contemporary Urban Areas (projected June 2014)
"Track, Profile, Assess: Crime Centers and Credit Reports"
"Assemblages of Political Economies: An Effort to Synthesize Critical and Assemblage Urbanisms"
"Junk, Congestion, Bigness, Void: The Ominous Optimism of Rem Koolhaas"
"The Complicity of Complexity; or, How Complexity Will Not Save Us"
"Minor Architecture/Activist Architecture: New Spaces for New Collectives"
"Variegated Geopolitics: Rethinking Power in Critical Geopolitics"
"Postmodern Urban Geopolitics: Cities as the Sources, Sites, and Stakes of Contemporary Conflict"
Geographic Poetry Studies:
"Trauma, Territory, and Time: Destructive Plasticity in Susan Howe, Ed Roberson, and Myung Mi Kim"
"Competing Apocalypses: How Evangelicals, Climate Science, and Radical Theorists Envision Our Impending End." Annals of American Geographers. Special Issue. Futures: Imagining Socio-Ecological Transformation. 2015. (with Tristan Sturm, York University)
"Multitudes of Antagonism and Agitation in Los Angeles: the Utility of Hardt and Negri for Understanding Urban Resistance Movements." Fraser, Benjamin (ed.). Marxism and Urban Culture. Publisher TBA.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Phi Beta Kappa ('07)
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship ('09, '10)
Graduate Research Mentorship ('09-'10)
UCLA Experimental Critical Theory Certificate Program ('09-'10)
Work, Labor, Social Justice Cluster Course Teaching Fellow ('11-'12)
Los Angeles Cluster Course Teaching Fellow ('12-'13)
Lisa Kim Davis
"Minor Architecture/Activist Architecture: New Allies for Deleuze in Architecture." Given at Critical Geographies Conference. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2013)
"Real-Time All the Time Everywhere: New York City's Real-Time Crime Center, the Emergence of Control Programs, and the Future of Policing." Given at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference (2012)
"A Later, More Spatial Lacan; A review of recent geographical engagements with French Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan." Given at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference (2009)
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