Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Service
Mapping (In)Justice Symposium Committee
Paper Session 4: Mapping / Representation and Erasure, Friday 11/8, 11:00am-12:30pm
Sameena Azhar is an Assistant Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Her research and clinical experience focus on global health disparities in HIV and sexual/reproductive health. She is currently a fellow through the NIDA-funded Research and Ethics Training Institute (RETI) at Fordham.
Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Ottawa
“Vulnerable Bodies: Relations of visibility in the speculative smart city”
Sava is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. Previously, as a postdoctoral fellow with the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University, she co-created and produced ‘Screening Surveillance’ – a knowledge translation project for the Big Data Surveillance project. ‘Screening Surveillance’ is three short near-future fiction films that call attention to the potential human consequences of big data surveillance. Specifically, this project extends existing SSC work to examine the intersections and implications of big data systems, risk, and surveillance. Previously, Sava completed her PhD on Academic Twitter from New York University’s Educational Communication and Technology program.
Clinical Associate Professor
“Creative Cartography: The City as Site of Cultural Production”
Susanna Horng is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University, where she teaches writing and cultural studies to undergraduates in Liberal Studies. Her digital pedagogy has been recognized by TWISA.
SUNY Old Westbury
“Out of Bounds: Mapping Uptown Youth’s Everyday Mobility through Geotagged Photo-making”
Svetlana Jović is an Assistant Professor of developmental psychology in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. She is a sociocultural psychologist with expertise in diverse methods of critical sociocultural analysis, including narrative, sociolinguistic, visual, and spatial analysis. Dr. Jović’s research concerns socio-cognitive development among children and youth in challenging contexts, including poverty, migration, cultural diversity, and integration. Through acknowledging the detrimental effects of the socioeconomic (and political) challenges that many children and youth—especially the underrepresented—experience, Dr. Jović’s work emphasizes the socio-cognitive advantages that young people growing up in adversity acquire.
Mississippi State University
“Towards a situated mapping: visualizing urban inequality between the god trick and strategic positivism”
Dr. Taylor Shelton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Taylor is a broadly-trained human geographer whose research focuses on how urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through data. In particular, he is interested in using mapping and data visualization to produce alternative understandings of urban socio-spatial inequalities, especially as it relates to issues of housing and property ownership. Taylor earned BA and MA degrees in geography from the University of Kentucky and his PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.
Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian
Mapping (In)Justice Symposium Committee
Paper Session 7: Mapping / Vulnerability and Resilience, Saturday 11/9 11:00am-12:45pm
Tierney Gleason is the Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian at Fordham University Libraries. She earned an MA in Irish and Irish American Studies from New York University and an MS in Library and Information Science from Long Island University through the Dual Degree Mentoring Program. She completed her BA in Women’s Studies with a Certificate in Film Criticism at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Research Action Design
“Durham Health Indicators Project”
Tim Stallmann is a cartographer based in Durham, NC. By day, he’s a worker-owner at Research Action Design, where he works with organizations and communities to co-design research, media and tech projects towards social change and collective liberation. His work focuses on the role maps and geographic data can play in addressing issues of racial, economic and environmental justice, especially stopping displacement and building neighborhood self-determination. Tim is a founding member of the Counter-Cartographies Collective, and a co-editor of the forthcoming A People’s Atlas of Detroit (Wayne State University Press, Fall 2019). He also loves to decorate cakes, and is still waiting for the right opportunity to make a map cake.
Urban Systems Lab, The New School
“Distributional Justice of Urban Environmental Quality: Mapping the Mismatches in Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in New York City”
Dr. Timon McPhearson is Director of the Urban Systems Lab and Associate Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School in New York City. He is a Senior Research Fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Associate Research Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is an IPCC Lead Author focusing on urban adaptation pathways in cities. In 2019 he was awarded the Sustainability Science Award and the Innovation in Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America. He is published widely in scientific journals (Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, BioScience), books (e.g. Urban Planet), popular press (The Nature of Cities), and in the press (The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, New York Times Magazine, CityLab, Urban Omnibus, etc.)
The New School, Urban Systems Lab
“Justice in Coastal Cities: A Comparative Study of Six New York City Community Districts”
Veronica Olivotto is a researcher, teacher and consultant working on urban climate change adaptation and risk reduction with a keen interest in the politics of decision making in climate resilience at multiple scales. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public and Urban Policy at the New School of New York, and an associate at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) based in Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). In the past, Veronica worked on climate change related assignments and training for the German Development Agency (GIZ), the European Commission and various branches of the United Nations. She is an author and member of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). Veronica holds degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam (M.Sc Urban Management and Development, 2010), Edinburgh-Napier University (M.Sc Ecotourism, 2007) and Milan University (B.A. Tourism and Local Community, 2005).
Graduate Student, Phd. History
“The Siege of Antioch Project”
W. Tanner Smoot is a PhD graduate student of history at Fordham University. His area of focus centers around England during the Early and High Middle Ages. He is particularly interested in religious culture and monasticism.
PhD Candidate, Geography
“Gourmet Gentrification: Mapping Elite Tastes Along New York’s Consumption Frontier, 1990-2015”
Will Payne is a PhD candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, where he is also affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media and the Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative. Will is researching the parallel evolution of location-based media and elite consumption cultures, from the “crowdsourcing” pioneer the Zagat Survey in the 1980s to contemporary applications like Yelp, Foursquare, and Google Maps/Local. He is interested in how these technologies and practices have helped to transform urban neighborhoods through a process of “algorithmic gentrification,” with a focus on New York and San Francisco as sites of experimentation and dissemination.
Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths
“A Tale of Two Cities: Sur Before and After”
William Scarfone is a researcher and filmmaker working critically and visually on issues of global asymmetry: military occupation, armed conflict in urban and rural environments, and liberation struggles. Other projects include “Free Derry: Negative Peace, Borders and Environmental Violence” with Avi Varna, in addition to a recently completed text and visual dissertation on Sur.