Ph.D., City University of New York
B.A., The Catholic University of America
Areas of Interest
Lawler, Kristin. The American Surfer: Radical Culture and Capitalism, New York: Routledge, 2011.
Chapters and Edited Volumes
Lawler, Kristin (forthcoming) "The Politics of Austerity and the Ikarian Dream" in Class: A Reader: Perspectives from History, Political Economy, and Cultural Studies, Stanley Aronowitz and Michael Roberts, eds., Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lawler, Kristin (2013) "'Fix the Tired': Cultural Politics and the Struggle for Shorter Hours" in Living With Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, Ron Scapp, and Brian Seitz, eds., New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Articles and Book Reviews
Lawler, Kristin (2014) Oceanic Futures: Mataroa and the Mediterranean Imaginary. Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, Winter 2014.
Lawler, Kristin (2013) The Politics of Austerity and the Ikarian Dream. Z Magazine, Volume 26, Number 3, March 2013.
Lawler, Kristin (2011) Fear of a Slacker Revolution: Occupy Wall Street and the Cultural Politics of the Class Struggle. Possible Futures Digital Forum, Social Science Research Council. Read the full article
Kornblum, William, and Kristin Lawler (2011) Collecting and Connecting in New York’s Central Park. Lo Squaderno: Explorations in Space and Society, Special Issue on Urban Knowledge, No. 19, March 2011.
Lawler, Kristin (2008), Book review of Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom (Santa Monica: Santa Monica Press, 2008) in Southwest Journal of Cultures, Winter 2008. Read the review
Lawler, Kristin (2005), Book review of Hard Work: Remaking the Labor Movement (Rick Fantasia and Kim Voss, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004) in New Politics Vol. X, Number 3, Summer 2005.
Lawler, Kristin (2004), Book review of The New Left Revisited (John McMillian and Paul Buhle, eds., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003) in New Politics Vol IX, Number 4, Winter 2004.
Kornblum, William, and Kristin Lawler (2000, 2001), Public Use of Urban Parks: A Research Manual. New York: Lila Wallace Foundation.
with Zukin, Sharon, et. al. (1998) From Coney Island to Las Vegas in the Urban Imaginary: Discursive Practices of Growth and Decline. Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 33, Number 5, May.
Works in Progress
Less is More: Shorter Hours and the Cultural Politics of Class, with Michael Roberts.Book proposal under review and research in progress.
Conferences, Presentations, and Invited Talks
Althusser and Reproduction: A Symptomatic Reading of the Politics of Defeat, Presentation at Left Forum, “Rereading Althusser” panel co-sponsored by Verso Books, publisher of Althusser’s newly-translated On the Reproduction of Capitalism, May 31, 2014.
The Cultural Politics of the Gezi Uprising, Presentation at Left Forum, “Gezi Resistance,” May 31, 2014.
Reform School: Higher Education and the Politics of the Speedup, Presentation at Left Forum, “Is Education Reform Possible?” June 1, 2014.
Slacker Politics: the Work Ethic and the Mediterranean Imaginary, invited public address, Raches Town Hall, Ikaria, Greece, July 18, 2013.
The Cultural Politics of Shangri-La. Invited conference presentation, “Mataroa: Against Crisis, for the Commons.” Ikaria, Greece, July 15, 2013.
The American Surfer: Radical Culture and Capitalism. Invited presentation, Dept. of Sociology Alumni Book Lecture, CUNY Graduate Center, May 3, 2013.
The American Surfer: Studying Popular Culture and Class. Invited presentation, Dept. of Sociology, Marymount Manhattan College, April 27, 2012.
Primitivism, Counterculture, and the Surfer Image. Invited presentation, Dept. of Anthropology, Montclair State University, April 17, 2012.
The American Surfer: the Politics of a Subversive Image. Invited presentation, Dept. of Anthropology, Montclair State University, April 21, 2011.
The American Surfer: Capitalism and the Countercultural Image. Presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, April 8, 2009.
Radical: The Image of the Surfer and the Politics of Popular Culture. Presentation at Regular Session on Popular Culture, American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August 11, 2007.
Academic Partner, with William Kornblum, Report on the Public Use of Central Park, 2011.
Past Teaching Positions
Courses: Social Theory, Race and Ethnicity, The Family, Sociology of Deviance, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, The Sociological Imagination, Politics and Culture
CUNY Writing Fellow, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2006-2008
Courses: Foundations of Social Theory, Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Social, Research, Social Change and Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity in American Society
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