Cindi Katz is Professor of Geography, Women’s and Gender Studies, and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research concerns social reproduction, the production of nature, the workings of the security state in everyday environments, the privatization of public space, the cultural politics of childhood, the politics of knowledge, and the intertwining of memory and history in the geographical imagination. She is the author of Growing up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives, which won the American Association of Geographers Meridian Book Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography. She is co-editor of Full Circles: Geographies of Gender over the Life Course, Life’s Work: Geographies of Social Reproduction, and The People, Place, and Space Reader. The 2021 recipient of Distinguished Scholarship Honors from the AAG, Katz held a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2003-4), and the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship in Gender Studies at Cambridge University (2011-12). She recently received Lifetime Achievement Honors from the AAG. She is working on two book projects: Childhood as Spectacle and Vagabond Capitalism: Social Reproduction in Crisis.


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