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Adrian L. Parr

Title:  Associate Professor Department of Sociology & School of Architecture and Interior Design (PhD, Monash University)
Office:  1100C EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Tel: 513-556-0675
Email: parran@uc.edu

Environmental Politics; Climate Change; Water Issues; Social Justice

Adrian Parr CV

Positions & Work Experience

2000-2001, Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Monash University.

1999-2002, Lecturer/Tutor, Department of Political Science & Philosophy, Deakin University.

2003-2005, Professor, Department of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design.

2006-2008, Visiting Associate Professor & Adjunct Faculty Member, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and Women's Studies Affiliate, University of Cincinnati.

2009-2013, Associate Professor, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and School of Architecture and Interior Design. Affiliate Faculty: Environmental Studies Program and the Departments of Philosophy; Political Science; Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati.

2012-2013, Taft Fellow, University of Cincinnati.

2013 to Present, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati.

2013 to Present, Chair of Taft Faculty and Director of The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati.

2013 to Present, UNESCO Co-Chair of Water Accessibility and Sustainability, .

Research Interests

Social and Political Philosophy, Cultural Criticism

Research Support

Faculty Development Counci. $3,600. Date: 2012

Faculty Development Council. $1,130. Date: 2012

Taft Research Award. $1,817.50.

(PI) 'Future Cities; Livable Futures', Faculty Development Council. $19,200.19. Date: 2013 to 2014. Status: Active.

(co-PI) Curating Cities, ARC Linkage Grant. AU$272,000. Date: 2011 to 2014. Status: Active.

(Lecture Series Coordinator) Taft Departmental Lecture Grant. $3,000. Date: 2011

Taft Award. $2,700. Date: 2011 Status: Completed.

Summer Stipend, URC. $8,000. Date: 2011 Status: Completed.

(Director ReGeneration Series) Interdisciplinary Grant - ReGeneration Lecture Series, FDC. $19,656. Date: 2010 to 2011. Status: Completed.

FDC. $1,441. Date: 2010 Status: Completed.

(Collaborator) Mahajna, Anwar; Meem, Deborah; Parr, Adrian, Gender, Identity, and Family: Religious Ritual, the Family Unit, and Inclusiveness in Reform Judaism 1975-Present, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. (ECA - Anwar Mahajna); $7,500.00. Date: 01/15/2012 to 06/15/2012. Status: Awarded.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Parr, Adrian (2004). ‘Guerilla Tactics: Culture Bites Back’. Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture (1). [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2004). ‘Megamodernity: Towards the American Effect’. Third Text, 19, 93-98.

Parr, Adrian (2005). ‘The Art of Privacy: Assaulting the Phallocentric Organization of Capital’. Women: A Cultural Review, 16(3), 321-339. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2005). ‘The Deterritorializing Language of Child Detainees: Self Harm or Embodied Graffiti?’. Childhood, 12(3), 281-299. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2006). ‘One Nation Under Surveillance: Turning Striated Space Inside Out’. Angelaki, 2(1), 99-107. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2007). ‘Abu Ghraib: Reconfiguration of the Social Field’. Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture (7). [Link]

Parr, Adrian. ‘Introduction’ to special edition of The Freedom Center Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2010): 21-23.

Books

Parr, Adrian (2013) The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics (New York: Columbia UP).  [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2003). Exploring the Work of Leonardo da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosophical Thought and Art. New York: Edwin Mellen Press. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (ed.) (2005). The Deleuze Dictionary. New York: Columbia UP. [Link]

Parr, Adrian & Ian Buchanan (eds.) (2006). Deleuze and the Contemporary World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2008). Deleuze and Memorial Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. [Link]

Parr, Adrian (2009). Hijacking Sustainability. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. [Link]

Parr, Adrian & Michael Zaretsky (eds.) (2010). New Directions in Sustainable Design. London: Routledge. [Link]

Book Chapters

Parr, Adrian (2001). 'A Philosophy of Negotiation: Retracing the Coordinates of Subjectivity'. In Alexandre Kimenyi and Otis L. Scott (Eds.), Anatomy of Genocide: State-Sponsored Mass-Killings in the Twentieth Centure (pp. 383-394). New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Parr, Adrian (2005). 'Becoming and Performance Art', 'Creative Transformation', 'Deterritorialization', 'Differentiation', 'Lines of Flight, Art and Politics', 'Repetition'. In Adrian Parr (Eds.), The Deleuze Dictionary New York: Columbia UP.

Parr, Adrian (2006). 'Deterritorializing the Holocaust' and 'Introduction'. In Ian Buchanan and Adrian Parr (Eds.), Deleuze and the Contemporary World (pp. 14-20, 125-145). Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP.

Parr, Adrian (2008). 'The Ecology of Ecobranding'. In Dietmar Froehlich and Michaele Pride (Eds.), Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins (pp. Part 2: 162-167). Washington: ASCA Press.

Parr, Adrian (2008). 'Life in Limbo: Design-as-Social-Discourse'. In Dietmar Froehlich and Michaele Pride (Eds.), Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins (pp. Part 2: 38-43). Washington: ASCA Press.

Parr, Adrian. ‘On Unimaginableness and Sustainability Culture’, in Dennis del Favero, Ursula Frohne and Peter Weibel (eds.). Un_Imaginable (Karlsruhe: ZIP digital arts edition, 2008), 50-63.

Parr, Adrian. ‘On Secular Forgiveness’, in Roland Faber, Henry Krips, and Daniel Pettus (eds.). Event and Decision: Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze and Whitehead (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).

Parr, Adrian. ‘Politics+Deleuze+Architecture’, in Helene Frichot (ed). Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, forthcoming 2013).

Parr, Adrian. ‘Listening to Child Detainees in Australian Immigration Detention Centres’, in Purushottama Bilimoria and Dina Al-Kassim (eds.). Postcolonial Reason and its Critique (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013), 202-220.

Encyclopedia Articles

Parr, Adrian. ‘Sustainability’, in Michael Kelly (ed.). Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford: Oxford UP, forthcoming).

Reviews

Parr, Adrian (2003). Between Deleuze and Derrida. Critical Horizons, vol. 4, no. 2, [Review of 'Review Essay: Between Deleuze and Derrida' ] 305-314.

Callan, Guy. The Deleuze Dictionary. Art Book, Vol. 14, Issue 1, [Review of 'Book Review: The Deleuze Dictionary' ] 37-38.

Costantinou, Marios & Maria Margaroni (2007). The Deleuze Dictionary. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 15, No. 1, [Review of 'Continental Philosophy' ] 31-50.

Parr, Adrian (2007). Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari. Deleuze Studies, Volume 1. No. 1, [Review of 'Review Essay: Simon O'Sullivan, Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari' ] 79-82.

Parr, Adrian (2007). Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos. Symploke, Vol. 15, Numbers 1-2, [Review of 'Review Essay: Jeffrey A. Bell, Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos' ] 388-290.

Bryden, Mary (2008). The Deleuze Dictionary. French Studies: A Quarterly Review, 62, No. 4, [Review of 'Book Review: The Deleuze Dictionary' ] 503-504.

Parr (2008). Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory, and the Politics of Trauma. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Deleuze Studies, December 2009, Vol. 3: 138-143

Cain, Jeffrey (2009). Deleuze and Memorial Culture. Deleuze Studies, December 2009, Vol. 3, [Review of 'After Utopia: Three Post Personal Subjects Consider the Possibilities. William E. Connolly (2008), Capitalism and Christianity, American Style. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Alexander Garcia Duttmann (2007). Philosophy of Exaggeration, trans. James Phillips, London: Continuum. Adrian Parr (2008) Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory, and the Politics of Trauma' ] 138-143.

Poole, Steven. Hijacking Sustainability. Guardian UK, May 2, 2009, [Review of 'Book Review: Hijacking Sustainability' ].

Carlson, Scott. Hijacking Sustainability. Architecture: The Chronicle Review, May 1, 2009: B19, [Review of 'The Threat to Sustainability' ].

Barber, Daniel. ‘Commandeering Potential: Book Review, Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability’, American Book Review, Vol. 32, No. 1 (November/December 2010): 3-4

Hillier, Jean (2010). Hijacking Sustainability. Deleuze Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, [Review of 'Book Review: Hijacking Sustainability' ] 138-144. [Link]

Moore, R. 'Review: Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability', Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Sciene, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2010): 283-285.

Technical Translations

Bodei, Remo, trans. Adrian Parr (2002). Milan: Mondadori Electa.

Invited Presentations

Parr, Adrian (2005). Guest Lecture. Humanities Research Center, Harvard University.

Parr, Adrian (2007). Invited Speaker: Event and Decision. Claremont Graduate School

Parr, Adrian (2008). Invited Speaker: President's Climate 101 Initiative. University of Cincinnati

Parr, Adrian (2008). Invited Speaker: Un_Imaginable. ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Germany.

Parr, Adrian (2009). Keynote: Recreate, Replace, Restore. Ohio Northern University

Parr, Adrian (06/18/2009). UN Habitat Roundtable. University of Sydney.

Parr, Adrian (06/22/2009). Public Radio Interview. Sydney.

Parr, Adrian (06/30/2009). Hijacking Sustainability, book signing. Gleebooks, Glebe, Sydney.

Parr, Adrian (07/04/2009). Public Event: Hijacking Sustainability, Adrian Parr meets critic Stuart Hill. Gearin Hotel, Katoomba.

Parr, Adrian (07/09/2009). Hijacking Sustainability, public book launch by Mark Diesendorf. Museum of Sydney

Parr, Adrian (2009). Hijacking Sustainability, public book signing. Readings, Carlton, Melbourne.

Parr, Adrian (10/07/2009). Keynote: Contemporary Life. DAAP, University of Cincinnati.

Parr, Adrian (10/13/2009). 2009 Gilmor Visiting Scholar. Calgary University, Canada..

Parr, Adrian (10/14/2009). Keynote: Gillmor Scholar. Calgary, Canada.

Parr, Adrian (10/15/2009). Canadian Broadcasting Commission – Interview with Jim Brown.

Parr, Adrian Interview with Fast Forward Calgary.

Parr, Adrian (12/02/2009). Keynote: Hijacking Sustainability. University of Uppsula, Sweden.

Parr, Adrian (2009). Associated Press, Vinoly interview with Tom Sheeran.

Parr, Adrian (07/26/2010). Keynote: Hothouse. Sydney Opera House

Parr, Adrian (2010). Opening Keynote Address: Building Sustainable Communities. FreshOutlook Foundation, Vancouver.

Parr, Adrian (2010). Public Event TED talk - TED X Cincinnati. Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH.[Link]

Parr, Adrian (2010). Invited Speaker: Art & the Environment Panel. CAA, Chicago.

Parr, Adrian (2010). Critic on 'Author, Marti Kheel meets critics panel'. International Society for Environmental Ethics, Chicago.

Parr, Adrian (2011). Invited Speaker, UC Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice. University of Cincinnati.

Parr, Adrian (2011). Hillier Keynote Lecture. Cornell University[Link]

Parr, Adrian (2011). Keynote: Jewish American Heritage Month. Cedar Village, Cincinnati, OH.

Parr, Adrian (2011). Opening Address for Raj Patel and Michael Hardt Discussion. Cincinnati, OH.[Link]

Parr, Adrian (2011). Invited Speaker, UC Department of Judaic Studies. University of Cincinnati.

Parr, Adrian (2011). Keynote: Composing Spaces. UC Graduate Conference, University of Cincinnati.

Parr, Adrian (07/21/2011). Keynote: Empowering Sustainability on Earth. University of California Irvine

Parr, Adrian (10/25/2011). Participant – A Right to the City. Main Street Cinema, University Cincinnati.

Parr, Adrian (11/22/2011). Keynote: Curating Cities. Customs House, Sydney, Australia.[Link]

Parr, Adrian (2011). Monument Magazine interview (publication forthcoming).

Parr, Adrian (2011). WCPO Nightly News Interview.[Link]

Parr, Adrian (02/28/2012). Keynote: Building Sustainable Communities.

Parr, Adrian (03/03/2012). Invited Sustainability Panel Organizer: ACSA 100th Anniversary Conference.

Parr, Adrian (04/03/2012). Invited Talk: Department of Architecture. University of California Berkeley.

Parr, Adrian (04/26/2012). Invited Talk: Comparative Studies. The Ohio State University.

Adrian Parr (03/01/2013). The Greening of Chicago. Arup Engineers, Shanghai.

Adrian Parr (03/04/2013). Neoliberalism and Green Design. Shanghai University, Shanghai.

Adrian Parr (04/08/2013). Neoliberalism and Environmentalism. William and Mary College, Virginia.

Adrian Parr (04/18/2013). The Greening of Chicago. Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, Chicago.

Adrian Parr (04/22/2013). Green Design and Neoliberalism. The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago.

Adrian Parr (04/24/2013). Neoliberalism and Climate Change . Duke University , North Carolina.

Paper Presentations

Parr, Adrian. International Conference on Genocide. CSU Sacramento, USA. 1998.

Parr, Adrian. Women in Philosophy. University of Melbourne, Australia. 1999.

Parr, Adrian. Thanatografia. University of Western Sydney, Australia. 1999.

Parr, Adrian. Assoc. Medieval & Early Modern Studies. University of Sydney, Australia. 2000.

Parr, Adrian. International Association of Philosophy & Literature. SUNY, USA. 2000.

Parr, Adrian. Cultural Studies Assoc. of Australia. University of Tasmania, Australia. 2001.

Parr, Adrian. Diaspora, Memory and Silence. York University, Toronto, Canada. 2003.

Parr, Adrian. Deleuze Conference. Trent University, Canada. 2004.

Parr, Adrian. International Conference on Cinema Studies. Tel Aviv University, Israel. 2004.

Parr, Adrian. Gilles Deleuze: Texts and Images. University of South Carolina, USA. 2006.

Parr, Adrian. Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Philadelphia, USA. 2006.

Parr, Adrian. Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Houston, USA. 2007.

Parr, Adrian. Human Ecology-Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change. USA. 2007.

Parr, Adrian (Autumn 2010). Keynote National Women's Studies Association. USA.

Parr, Adrian (Winter 2011). International Association for the Study of the Commons. India.

Adrian Parr. Contesting Neoliberal Spatiality. Deleuze Studies Annual Conference, Tulane, New Orleans. 06/26/2012.

Symposia

(2010). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. , University of Cincinnati. [Link]

(2010). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. , University of Cincinnati. [Link]

(2011). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. , University of Cincinnati. [Link]

(2011). ReGeneration: Climate Change and Sustainability in Context. , University of Cincinnati. [Link]

Honors & Awards

Deakin Postgraduate Award, 1998.

Arts & Humanities Sidney Myer Foundation Grant, 1999 to 2000.

Honorary Research Associate, Monash University, 2001 to 2002.

Monash Postgraduate Award, 1999 to 2001.

Savannah College of Art and Design Presidential Fellowship, 2005.

Gillmor Visiting Scholar, Calgary University, Canada, 2009.

Visiting Fellow – iCinema, University of NSW, Australia, 2009 to 2010.

Faculty Development Council - $1,441, 2010.

Faculty Development Council - $19,656, 2010.

Ohio Leadership Academy, 2011 to 2012.

University Research Council, Summer Stipend, 2011.

Taft Departmental Lecture Grant, 2011.

Hillier Lectureship, Cornell University, 2011.

Rieveschl Award for Scholarly and Creative Work, 2011.

ARC (Australia Research Council) Linkage Grant - Curating Cities, 2011.

Service

Program Coordinator, School of Architecture and Interior Design MsArch and PhD in Architecture History, Theory, and Criticism, 09/01/2011 to 08/20/2012.

Faculty Sponsor, Department of Judaic Studies Assistant Prof. Ari Finkelstein , 09/01/2012 to 09/01/2013.

Faculty Sponsor, Department of Political Science Faculty Mentor Assistant Prof. Gwen Arnold , 09/01/2012 to 09/01/2013.

Committee Member, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Tenure and Promotion Committee – Dr Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama , 09/01/2012 to 10/30/2012.

Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Search Committee Member – Vice President for Research , .

Committee Member, UC Graduate School Ph.D Sustainability Committee , 09/01/2012.

Co-Chair, University of Cincinnati Co-Chair Independent Research Task Force , 01/05/2013.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

American Association of University Women (AAUW).

International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP).

International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL).

American Political Science Association (APSA).

Edinburgh University Press, advisory editor.

Deleuze Studies, advisory board.

Whitehead Research Project (Claremont Graduate School), invited member.

Theory, Culture and Society, peer reviewer.

Journal of Lesbian Studies, peer reviewer.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, grant application assessor.

Critical Horizons: Journal of Social & Critical Theory, advisory editor.

Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, founding and managing editor (www.drainmag.com).

International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE).

American Sociological Association (ASA).

2011 UNESCO - Women's Education and Water Chair committees.

1999-2000, Project Coordinator – Spanning Frontiers.

2006 Curator – (Raw)Space.

2007-2012, SAID Ph.D Development Committee.

2009 Reappointment Committee Member – Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

2009-2012, Director ReGeneration Series.

2011-2012, Co-ordinator WGSS Presents.

2012 Reappointment Committee Member – Department of Judaic Studies.

2012 Search Committee Member – Assistant Professor Judaic Studies.

2012 Search Committee Member – Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

2012 Chair Search Committee – Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy.

2012 Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Grant Proposal Reviewer.

Courses Taught

Water Justice.

Architecture Criticism.

Deleuze and Architecture.

Colloquium.

Feminist Critical Readings.

Environmental Justice and Equality.

Contemporary Social and Political Theory.

Feminist Theory.

Research Methods.

Feminist Theory: Contemporary Issues.

Design Theory.

Theories of Sustainability.

Art and the Environment.

Deleuze and Visual Culture.