Liz Mason-Deese - Latin American & Iberian Institute

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Liz Mason-Deese
Department of Geography
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina Hall, CB 3200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3220
[email protected]
919-428-5510
EDUCATION
2015
Ph.D. Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Committee: Altha Cravey (chair), Banu Gokariskel, Alvaro Reyes, Arturo
Escobar (Anthropology), Michael Hardt (Duke University, Literature)
Title: The Unemployed in Movement: Struggles for a Common Territory in
Argentina's Urban Peripheries
2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anthropology (Honors) with Minor in Spanish
FELLOWSHIPS
2014
Mellon Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNCChapel Hill
2012 Inter-American Foundation, Grassroots Development Dissertation Research Fellowship
2011 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Fellowship
2009 Tinker Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Institute for the Study of the Americas
UNC-Chapel Hill
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles:
Dalton, C. and L. Mason-Deese. 2012. “Counter (Mapping) Actions: Mapping as Militant
Research.” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 11:3.
Zechner, M., T. Stallmann, C. Soto, L. Mason-Deese, R. Kewada, B. Rubner, M. Ferreri, and C.
Barbagallo. 2012. “Countermapping the University.” Lateral: A Journal of the Cultural Studies
Association. 1.
Book Chapters:
Counter Cartographies Collective. 2009. “Radical Cartography” in Toward a Global Autonomous
University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge, and Exodus from the Education
Factory. New York: Autonomedia. Translated into Italian (2008) and Spanish (2010).
Popular Publications:
Mason-Deese, L. 2013. “From Decomposition to Inquiry: Militant Research in Argentina's
MTD.” Viewpoint Magazine. viewpointmag.com/2013/09/25/from-decomposition-to-inquirymilitant-research-in-argentinas-mtds/
Mason-Deese, L. 2012. “The neighborhood is the new factory.” Viewpoint Magazine.
viewpointmag.com/2012/09/10/the-neighborhood-is-the-new-factory/
Maps
Counter-mapping Queen Mary Collective. 2010. “Counter/mapping: finding (y)our way through
borders and filters.” Independently published map.
Republished in Lateral 2012. No. 1.
M. Casas Cortes, S. Cobarrubias, C. Dalton, J. Gerlach, T. Lan, L. Mason-Deese, T. Stallmann,
and N. Swanson. 2009. “Disorientation2: (y)our Guide to UNC- Chapel Hill.” Independently
published map/guide.
Republished in: C. Rosati, M. Casas Cortes, S. Cobarrubias, C. Dalton, J. Gerlach, T.
Lan, L.Mason-Deese, J. Pickles, T. Stallmann, and N. Swanson, M. Moynahan, N.
Esteves. 2010. “Human Geography/People’s Geography Project Student Art Contest.”
Human Geography Vol. 3, No. 1.
M. Casas Cortes, S. Cobarrubias, C. Dalton, L. Mason-Deese, and T. Stallmann. 2006.
“DisOrientation: Your Guide to UNC-Chapel Hill.” Independently published map/guide. Sept.
2006.
Republished in:
Wood, Denis. 2010. Rethinking the Power of Maps. New York: Guilford Press.
Holmes, Brian. 2009. Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society.
Eindhoven, the Netherlands: Van Abbermuseum with WHW.
Thompson, Nate and Independent Curators International (eds.). 2008. Experimental
Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism. Brooklyn,
NY: Melville Houses Publishing.
Translations
Spanish to English:
Gago, V. 2015. “Flexibility and mobility in the Creative Economy: Between 'Feminization' of
Creative Work and Slave Labor.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. In Creative Capitalism,
Multitudinous Creativity: Radicalities and Alterities. Eds. G. Cocco and B. Szaniecki. Lanham,
MD: Lexington Books.
Gago, V. 2015. “Financialization of Popular Life and the Extractive Operations of Capital: A
Perspective from Argentina.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic Quarterly: 114(1): 1128.
Svampa, M. 2015. “Commodities Consensus: Neo-extractivism and Enclosure of the Commons
in Latin America.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic Quarterly: 114(1): 65-82.
Portuguese to English:
Albuquerque, H. 2014. “Becoming-Brazil: The Salvage Rise of the Class without Name.”
Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic Quarterly, 113(3).
Cava, B. 2014. “When Lulism Gets out of Control.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic
Quarterly, 113(3).
Cocco, G. 2014. “June in Janeiro.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic Quarterly, 113(3).
Mendes, A. 2014. “Between Shocks and Finance: Pacification and the Integration of the Favela
into the City in Rio de Janeiro.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic Quarterly, 113(3).
Mendes, P. 2014. “The Summer of the Multitude.” Translated L. Mason-Deese. South Atlantic
Quarterly, 113(3).
Work in Progress
Mason-Deese, L. “Argentina's Movements of the Unemployed: Shifting Relationships with the
State and Struggles to Create New Ways of Life.” Working paper, draft available.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011 – 2013 Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship, Graduate School UNC-Chapel Hill
2011 Mellon Conference Travel Award, UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Study of the
Americas
2010 Graduate Winner: Human Geography/People’s Geography Project Student Art Contest as
co- authors M. Casas, S. Cobarrubias, C. Dalton, T. Lan, L. Mason-Deese, T. Stallmann, and N.
Swanson. for “Disorientation2: (y)our Guide To UNC- Chapel Hill.”
2008
Robertson Collaborative Research Grant, as part of the Counter Cartographies Collective
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lab Instructor:
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Fall 2014.
Teaching Assistant:
Environmental Systems, Spring 2015.
People and Places: Introduction to Human Geography, Spring 2014 and Fall 2009.
Geography of Latin America, Fall 2013.
Introduction to Global Studies (Global Studies Program), Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.
Geography of Development, Spring 2010.
World Regional Geography, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009.
Other Teaching and Research Experience:
Visiting Cartographer. School of Business and Management/Department of Geography,
University of Queen Mary, London. May – July, 2010.
Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill University Program in Cultural Studies. 2006-2007.
Workshops (organized and facilitated, selection):
“Where is Duke?” Comparative Approaches to Global Issues. Duke University. April and
November 2014, March 2015.
“Counter-Mapping UNC,” UNC-Chapel Hill. September, 2014.
“Mapping the Border Regime in Charlotte,” UNC-Charlotte, March 2014.
“Implicites and Complicities; Convivially Mapping our Praxis.” 16 Beaver, New York,
September, 2013.
“Counter-Mapping the University,” UNC-Chapel Hill. September, 2013.
“Urban Geopolitics” Working Group. Hemispheric Institute Convergence. Duke University,
November, 2012.
“Territorialidades urbanas, corporales y subjetivas” (Urban, Corporeal and Subjective
Territories). Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas, Buenos Aires, Argentina. October, 2011.
“GIS and Counter-Mapping for Community Organizing.” UNC-Chapel Hill, February, 2011.
“Building Solidarity for a Decade of Struggle: An Experiment in Co-research across Contexts”
At Beneath the University, the Commons, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. April,
2010.
Community Cartographies Convergence. A multi-sited mapping exhibit and workshop series
curated by 3Cs and Pedro Lasch in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. October, 2008.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Invited Lectures:
2012. Hemispheric Institute Convergence: The Geo/Body Politics of Emancipation. Panel:
“Geopolitics of Reimagination: Art, Media and Social Movements” Duke University, Durham,
NC. November, 2012.
2010. “Cartographies of the global university. Cartography as concrete organizational form and
as critique of the global university,” Keynote address at Communiversity: Making Politics with
Knowledge. Barcelona. November, 2010.
“Counter Cartographies Collective: Remapping the Research University,” Department of
Geography, Hillary Term Seminar, Oxford University, UK. January, 2010
2009. “Unrest in the Edu-Factory: Transnational protests, occupations and strikes at the
universities and art schools.” Talk at ZHDK, Mediale Kuenste, Zurich, Switzerland. December,
2009.
Sessions Organized:
2014. “Transitional Justice: A Neocolonial Discourse? Understanding and Exploring Transitions
in Latin America and Africa.” UNC-Duke Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. February, 2014.
2011. “The Post-Counterhegemonic Moment in the Americas? Progressive Governments, the
Persistence of Neoliberalism, and the Re-composition of Movements.” Association of American
Geographers Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. April, 2011.
2010. “Academia Insurgent: Geography, Universities and Cognitive Capitalism,” Panel at the
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. April 2010.
Papers and Panels:
2015. “Unemployed Workers' Movements, Creating Diverse Economies in Buenos Aires.”
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April, 2015.
2014. “Constructing a Common Space: Territorial Organizing in Argentina's Unemployed
Workers' Movements.” Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.
April, 2014.
2013. “Workers' Inquiry without Work: Investigation in Argentina's Movements of the
Unemployed.” Historical Materialism. London, U.K. November, 2013.
2011. "Contra-Cartografías: Más allá de la cartografía crítica," (“Counter-Cartographies: Beyond
Critical Cartography”). Paper at Geografía Crítica: Territorialidad, Espacio y Poder. Bogotá,
Colombia, September 2011.
2010. “Struggles over the Production of Space: Governmentality and the Movements of the
Unemployed in Buenos Aires.” Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. April
2010.
“Occupations: Labor, Activism, Art and the Academy in Crisis” Panel at the College Art
Association Conference. Chicago, IL. February, 2010.
“The Argentinean Unemployed Workers Movements: Beyond the Co-optation vs. Autonomy
Binary.” Pink Tide: Social and Political Reconfigurations in the Americas, University of
Nottingham, U.K. January, 2010.
2009. Panel: “Where have all the pictures gone? Visualization and power in political geography”
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. March, 2009
“Counter (Mapping) Actions: Mapping as Militant Research” Association of American
Geographers Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. March, 2009
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Editorial Board, Journal of Latin American Geography. 2015 – present.
Academic Peer Reviewer ephemera: theories and politics in organization
Academic Peer Reviewer Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information
and Geovisualization
Co-President Geography Association of Graduate Students, UNC-Chapel Hill 2010 – 2011
LANGUAGES
Spanish (fluent, reading, writing speaking)
Portuguese (intermediate, reading, writing)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Association of American Geographers
Latin American Studies Association
Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers
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