Curriculum Vitae

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave. New York, NY 10016

mbuck@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

Education

 

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS
& AWARDS

PhD, Human Geography, 2017
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Domestic Landscapes: Public housing and the politics of home in Johannesburg, 1930–1994
Advisor: Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

B.A. Honours Sociology, 2010
Concordia University, Montreal, Québec
Thesis superviser: William Reimer

 


Center for Place, Culture, and Politics Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2017–18

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2016–17
ARC Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies, 2016
Dissertation Research Travel Award, GC CUNY, Summer 2016

ARC Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies, 2015
Pre-Dissertation Travel Award, GC CUNY, Summer 2014
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2013
Enhanced Chancellors Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012–present
Concordia University Arts and Science Scholar Award, 2008, 2009, 2010
 

2015, “The Space-Time of Environmental Imperialism.” Periscope: Social Text Online, March 2015  

2014, “Policing the New Enclosures: On Violence, Primitive Accumulation, and Crisis in the Neoliberal Food Regime.” The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience and Restructuring, Steven A. Wolf and Alessandro Bonanno, eds. (Routledge)

2013, “Smith, Neil.” Encyclopedia Entry in Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, R. Jon McGee, Richard L. Warms, eds. (with Malav Kanuga, Zoltan Gluck, Steven McFarland)

Publications

CONFERENCEs
& INVITED LECTURES

 

2015, Gender, Welfare, and the Making of Apartheid: The Case of Public Housing. Presentation at the International Conference of Critical Geography (Imperial, Colonial, Post-colonial, and Anti-colonial Geographies), July 26–30, 2015, Ramallah, Palestine

2012, Crisis and Commons: A Transatlantic Exchange. Presentation invited by Traficantes de Suenos, July 15, 2012, Madrid, Spain

2012, Plateaus of Crisis: Commoning and Non-Capitalist Life. Two-day seminar and workshop series hosted by AND AND AND, Documenta (13), June 2012, Kassel, Germany

2012, Policing the New Enclosures. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, June 24–26, 2012, Chicago

2012, Cocoa, Underdevelopment, and the Political Economy of Comparative Advantage in Colonial Ghana. Invited presentation (One or Several Wolves?’ Colonialism, Capitalism, and Neoliberalism: A Consideration from All Angles), New York University, May 7, 2012, New York

2011, Hegemony, Crisis, Revolution. Panel co-organized and chaired at Historical Materialism, May 2011, New York

2011, The Transition to Eco-Socialism. Panel co-organized and chaired at Historical Materialism, May 2011, New York

The Utopian Process of a Collective Garden (with M. Hyslop). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies PhD programs (Resistances: Counter-Conduct, Inter-Disruptions and Compromising Acts), Concordia University, May 2010, Montréal, Québec

 

Teaching Assistant | Queens College Urban Studies, 2015
Urban Studies 101: Urban Poverty and Affluence (Prof. Jeff Maskovsky)

Graduate Teaching Fellow | Hunter College Urban Affairs and Planning, 2013–14
Urban Studies 101: Urban Life: Personal and Observational View

Teaching Assistant | City College Political Science, 2012
PoliSci 101: Introduction to American Politics (Prof. Daniel DiSalvo)
    
Teaching Assistant | Concordia University Sociology,  2010
The Sociology of Business (Prof. Roger Maclean)

Teaching

 

RESEARCH
& ADMINISTRATION


Graduate Special Assistant | The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013–Present
Digital Communications Assistant for the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, the Committee for the Study of Religion, and the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies

College Assistant | The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2015–16
Website administrator for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Research Assistant and Administrator | Concordia University, 2009–10
Coordinator for the Concordia Digital Food Stories Project, a multi-year digital initiative led by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda (Canada Research Chair Political Sociology of Global Futures)

Research Assistant | Concordia University, 2009–10
NRE Food Systems Research, part of New Rural Economies (NRE) project led by Dr. William Reimer

Research Assistant | Concordia University, 2009–10
The Study of CSAs for Sustainable Futures, led by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda


Production Editor and Design Manager | Common Notions, 2012–Present
Creating and overseeing digital production schedules; copyediting and proofreading covers, marketing materials, and proofs; maintaining digital archives of production and publicity materials

Freelance Copyediting and Proofreading | 2013–Present
Reviewing and editing variety of written projects from poetry and novels to NGO policy reports; developing individualized style guides

Freelance Graphic Design and Typesetting | 2012–Present
Book cover, poster, and layout design/typesetting; clients include AK Press, PM Press, Coteau Books, Burton House Books (Canada), and Verso Books, as well as the Center for Popular Democracy, the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and YUVA (Mumbai).

Sales and Marketing Assistant | OR Books, 2011–12
Designed and edited print and digital marketing campaigns; managed online sales; prepared monthly and quarterly sales reports 

Editorial, Publicity, and Marketing Intern | Verso Books, 2010–11
Training and hands-on experience in manuscript development and review; copyediting and proofreading; marketing; and digital communications.

Publishing
& Editorial