Katopodis, Christina





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Christina Katopodis, PhD, graduated from the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, in February 2021. She is now the Executive Director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities. She was awarded the English Program’s 2019 Diana Colbert Innovative Teaching Prize for her early American Literature survey course in which students co-created the syllabus. Read more about her teaching here. Her dissertation, “Sound Ecologies: Music and Vibration in 19th-Century American Literature,” examined changing literary insights and representations of human and nonhuman sounds before and after the advent of sound recording technology.

Katopodis is a contributing author for Pedagogy & American Literary Studies, and has published in journals such as ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Profession. Her research and coinciding digital sound recording project, The Walden Soundscape, have been supported by numerous grants from a variety of programs at the Graduate Center, and, at the national level by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society and the National Science Foundation. Her digital project, The Walden Soundscape, received the 2018 Digital Dissertation Award and the 2918 Dewey Digital Teaching Award from the New Media Lab.

Katopodis has served on the English Program Executive Committee (2017-20); as co-chair for the Ecocriticism Public Working Group (2017-19); as co-founder and co-chair of Better to Speak (2016-present), an advocacy group for women and gender-nonconforming adjuncts; as the web developer and editor for the Margaret Fuller Society website (2017-present); and as a web developer and co-creator of Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, a website that offers resources and reading lists that can be integrated into a college course syllabus.