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DARREN PATRICK

curriculum vitae

Education
York University! September 2011 - Present PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies Comprehensive Research Title: Queer Urban Ecologies: Di"erence, Desire, and Embodied Agency Advisory Committee: Catriona Sandilands (chair), Stefan Kipfer, and Shubhra Gururani Central European University! September 2010 - June 2011 M.A., Sociology and Social Anthropology, with distinction Thesis: !The Politics of Urban Sustainability: Preservation, Redevelopment, and Landscape on the High Line Advisors: Judit Bodnar (Department Head) and Alexandra Kowalski Awards: ! Outstanding Academic Achievement Award! June 2011 ! Awarded to students for maintaining outstanding academic performance. New York University! January 2006 - January 2008 B.A., Metropolitan Studies, summa cum laude Thesis: !On Edge: Environment & Sexuality on the West Side Waterfront since 1969 Advisors: Harvey Molotch and Anne Rademacher Awards: # Founders Day Award# April 2008 ! Presidential Honors Scholar ! May 2006 - January 2008 George Washington University ! International A"airs, GPA 3.6 ! August 2003 - May 2005 August 2003 - May 2005 August 2003 2011 - 2015 2011 - 2015 2011 2010 - 2011 2006 - 2007 2006 2003 - 2005

Awards: ! Honors Scholar! ! University and Alumni Award!

Scholarships and Funding


Ontario Trillium Scholarship ! $40,000 annual scholarship awarded to top international students. York International Tuition Fee Scholarship ! $4,800 annually awarded to incoming international students. York Graduate Entrance Scholarship ! $4,000 scholarship awarded to top incoming students. Central European University Full Academic Fellowship ! $15,000 scholarship and stipend for one academic year. New York University College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship ! $21,700 scholarship for academic merit New York University Chancellors Grant " $4,000 award for selected incoming students George Washington University Presidential Scholarship ! $40,000 annual scholarship awarded to top incoming students

Publications
* indicates refereed publication

Journal Articles * 2013. The Matter of Displacement: A Queer Urban Ecology of New York Citys High Line. Social and Cultural Geography. 1-22. [Advance online publication preceding special issue Reapproaching Human-Plant Geographies Eds. Dr Jenny Atchison, Dr Kathleen Buckingham, Dr Lesley Head, and Dr Catherine Phillips.] 2008, Fall. Inside ! Out: Making a Gay Waterfront in Post-Stonewall New York City. SCA Review. Book Chapters * In press. Queering the Urban Forest: Invasions, mutualisms, and eco-political creativity with Ailanthus Altissima. In: Urban Forests, Trees, and Green Space: A Political Ecology Perspective. Eds. L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, and Sadia Butt. Earthscan/ Routledge.
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DARREN PATRICK
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Other publications 2008. On Edge: Environment and Sexuality on the West Side Waterfront since 1969 [abstract]. Inquiry: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. Volume XII, p. 38. 2008, February 14. LGBTQ youth of color organize for community-focused development. Workers World , p.3. Online: <http://www.workers.org/2008/us/ lgbtq_0214/index.html>

Teaching Experience and Research Assistance


2014, Winter. Course Director. Global Cities. (ENVS 4223). York University Faculty of Environmental Studies. 2013, September - October. Research Assistant. New York University Program in Environmental Studies. Project Director: Professor Anne Rademacher. 2013, Winter. Teaching Assistant. Global Cities. (ENVS 4223/ENVS 5023). York University Faculty of Environmental Studies. Course Director: Dr. Heather McLean. 2012, Winter. Teaching Assistant. Global Cities. (ENVS 4223/ENVS 5023). York University Faculty of Environmental Studies. Course Director: Professor Roger Keil.

Conference Presentations
2014, A # pril 8. Between the Fool and the World. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA. 2013, M # ay 19. Scripting property: Rethinking the ground of development. Grabbing Green: Questioning the Green Economy. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CA. 2013, A # pril 19. Thinking the Urban with Ailanthus Altissima: Queer Notes on the ethics and politics of arboreal engagement. Urban Forestry and Political Ecologies: Celebrating Transdisciplinarity. Toronto, Ontario, CA. 2013, A # pril 11. Vegetal (de/re)territorializations: From the Cracks of an old urban order, the ruderal emergence of the new. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, USA. 2012, November 3. The High Line is Totally Gay: Reguring the Ground of Gay Green Gentrication in New York City, Urban-Activism-Scholarship: Global Discourses in Local, Historical, and Contemporary Contests, First Annual Conference of the International Graduate Research Program (Berlin - New York - Toronto), Berlin, DE. 2012, October 13. The High Line is Totally Gay: Excessively Vegetal Spaces and the Ec[o]topic Politics of Plant Performativity, Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division, Annual Meeting, Scarborough, Ontario, CA. 2012, February 24. Taming the High Line: Vagabond Plants and the Creation of an Ecological Icon, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, USA. 2008, April. NYU Undergraduate Research Conference. Presentation of Senior Honors Thesis before a juried panel.

Invited Lectures
2013, February 28. Ailanthus Altissima and the Politics of Queerness, Gentrication, and Colonialism Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2012, November 7. The High Line is Totally Gay: Reguring the Ground of Gay Green Gentrication in New York City, Environmental Studies Program, New York University, New York City, NY, USA. 2011, November 2. Taming the High Line: Preservation Politics, Vagabond Plants, and the Creation of an Ecological Icon Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, New York City, NY, USA. 2010, April 21. A Line in the Sand: Queers, Urban Nature, and the Linear Park. Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, New York City, NY. 2009, November 12. Socionature and The Utopian Imaginary. Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, New York City, NY.
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Workshops, Working Groups, and Collectives, and Memberships


Workshops, working groups, and collectives 2014, February 25. Co-organizer of panel discussion Troubling Territories: Poetics, Politics, and the Queerness of Place with Prof. Katherine McKittrick, Farrah Miranda, and Camille Turner. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies Equity Seminar Series. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Co-organizer: Professor Honor Ford-Smith. 2014, February 8 - 13. Lead Organizer of series Searching for New Imaginings: Facing Challenges for Scholarship and Activism in the University. York University and Ryerson University. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Co-organizers: Gkbr Tanyildiz (York), Jessica J. Lee (York), Prof. Doreen Fumia (Ryerson). 2013, May 28. Presenter in pre-conference workshop Vegetal Eco-Criticism: The Question of The Plant. The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference. Paper title: Grounding the Ghetto Palm: Toward a vegetal ethics and politics of queer urban ecologies. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Conveners: Joni Adamson and Cate Sandilands. 2013, March 22 - 23. Participant in The Seventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. 2012, September - 2013, April. Participant and discussant in Technoscience Salon and Eco-Logics Reading/Writing Collective. University of Toronto + York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Conveners: Natasha Meyers, Michelle Murphy, and Astrid Schrader. 2008, April - 2010, April. Member of Right to the City Working Group at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York City, New York, USA. Conveners: David Harvey and Peter Marcuse. Membership and A!liations Association of American Geographers, member (2012 - present) City Institute at York University, PhD Student-in-Residence (2012 - present)

Committees and Community Service


2012, September - 2014, September. Member of Equity Committee. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2012, January - December. Co-Chairperson of PhD Environmental Studies Students Association (PhESSA). Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2011, September - 2012, April. Member of Nature-Culture Research Cluster. Robarts Center for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Convener: Professor Jody Berland. 2011, September - 2012, September. Member of PhD Program, Admissions, and Curriculum Subcommittee. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Chairperson: Stefan Kipfer.

Artistic practice and creative labor


2011 - Present. Author and designer. Queer Urban Ecologies: missives from an urban nature fag. Web platform for presentation of writing, photography, and poetry. <www.queerurbanecologies.com> 2012, May. Actor and screenwriter. Roads End. A lm by video artist Daniele Pezzi. <http://www.danielepezzi.net/?projects=roads-end>

Editorial and Peer Review


2013, August - Present. Academic Review Editor at Undercurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. <www.yorku.ca/currents> 2013. Issue Editor of From Queer/Nature to Queer Ecologies: Celebrating twenty years of scholarship and creativity. Undercurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Occasional peer reviewer for: Skepsi (University of Kent, UK), Social and Cultural Geography, Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability
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Graduate Coursework
2012. Culture and Environment [audit] York University. Prof. Catriona Sandilands. 2012. Space, Time, Revolution. University of Toronto. Kanishka Goonewardena. 2011. Matters of Nature. York University. Shubhra Gururani 2011. Contemporary Social Theory. Central European University (CEU). Prof. JeanLouis Fabiani. 2011. Cultures of Capitalism: An Anthropological Reading of Post-Socialist Economic Transformation. Central European University. Violetta Zentai. 2011. Ethnography and Field Methods. CEU. Vlad Naumescu. 2011. Introduction to Research Methods: Quantitative & Qualitative. CEU. Andreas Danger. 2011. State Theory and Research. CEU. Alexandra Kowalski. 2010. Key Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology. CEU. Daniel Monterescu. 2010. Key issues in Sociological Theory. CEU. Prof. Jean-Louis Fabiani. 2010. Logic of Social Inquiry. CEU. Balzs Vedres. 2010. Modernity: Institutions, Power, Agency. CEU. Prof. Don Kalb 2010. The Human and the Post-Human CEU. Prof. Allaine Cerwonka.

Professional Experience
HR&A ADVISORS, INC. ! December 2008 - August 2010 Finance and Accounting Coordinator! New York City, New York Coordinated daily nancial operations of o%ces in New York and Los Angeles. UNITED JEWISH ORGANIZATION OF WILLIAMSBURGH! August 2009 - January 2010 Quickbooks Instructor! Brooklyn, New York Planned and conducted a 10-week course in Quickbooks software. Taught twice weekly three-hour classes for a Hasidic Jewish population. COGGAN + CRAWFORD ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN ! Studio and Project Manager! Facilitated daily operations of Brooklyn studio. June 2006 - September 2008 Brooklyn, New York

THE GAIA INSTITUTE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION ! January 2007 - May 2007 Research Intern ! Bronx, New York Conducted extensive self-directed research on urban environmental topics. Culminating project utilized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze the potential environmental impact of increasing permeable surfaces in the Jamaica Bay Watershed.

Community Organizing
PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS ! May 2008 - July 2010 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ! Brooklyn, New York Board of Directors ! Elected to the Board of Directors March 2009. Worked with Board Members and membership to establish PLGNA as the central community organization for the neighborhood. PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS ! April 2007 - April 2010 COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE ! Brooklyn, New York Leadership Board, Outreach Coordinator Began serving on Leadership Board in January 2009. Worked to promote equity and access within and beyond the organization.

Language
French (intermediate read; beginning spoken); Italian (beginning read, beginning spoken)

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