Ph.D. in English, Certificates in American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2021
M.A. in Liberal Studies, American Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2011
B.A. in English and Creative Writing, The George Washington University, 2009
AWARDS & GRANTS
2020 Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Graduate Student Paper Prize
2019 Diana Colbert Innovative Teaching Prize, Ph.D. Program in English
2019 Doctoral Student Research Grant, Ph.D. Program in English
2018 Digital Dissertation Award, The New Media Lab
2018 The Dewey Digital Teaching Award, The New Media Lab
2017-18 Provost’s Digital Innovation Implementation Grant, GC Digital Initiatives
2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Travel Award, National Science Foundation (NSF)
2016-17 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, GC Digital Initiatives
2016-17 Research Grant, The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis. The New College Classroom. Harvard University Press, 2022.
“Sound Ecologies: Listening to America’s Literary Vibrations from Margaret Fuller to Standing Rock” (In progress).
ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
2023 Katopodis, Christina. “The ‘Mute Music’ in Emerson’s Polarity: Generating Practical Power,” in Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Christopher Hanlon. Oxford University Press, anticipated 2023.
2023 Katopodis, Christina. “Teaching for a Habitable Future with Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: ‘we’ll have to seed ourselves farther and farther from this dying place’,” English Language Notes [Forthcoming, April 2023]
2022 Katopodis, Christina. “Echoing Women from Sarah Parton’s Ruth Hall: Croup Cough and Sound Intuition in the 19C and Today,” Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal, 15 September 2022.
2022 Davidson, Cathy N. and Christina Katopodis. “Starting Off Right with the Syllabus,” Inside Higher Ed, 24 August 2022.
2022 Davidson, Cathy N. and Christina Katopodis. “10 Arguments for Inciting Learning,” Inside Higher Ed, 20 July 2022.
2021 Katopodis, Christina. “The Music of the Spheres in Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau: Lyell’s Principles and Transcendental Listening,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 28, no. 3 (Autumn 2021): 839-867.
2021 Katopodis, Christina, “A Pedagogy of Self-Care for a Post-Pandemic Fall,” Hybrid Pedagogy, 29 July 2021.
2021 Katopodis, Christina, “Emerson and Antaeus, the Broken Giant,” The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, 25 May 2021.
2020 Katopodis, Christina, and Cathy N. Davidson. “Contract Grading and Peer Review” in Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum. West Virginia University Press.
2020 Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “8 Ways to Improve Group Work Online,” Inside Higher Ed, 28 October 2020.
2020 Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “Trust your students to be active participants in their learning,” Times Higher Ed, 26 June 2020.
2020 Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “In a Pandemic, Everyone Gets an Asterisk,” Inside Higher Ed, 23 March 2020.
2020 Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “Transforming Your Online Teaching from Crisis to Community,” Inside Higher Ed, 11 March 2020.
2019 Katopodis, Christina. “Vibrational Epistemology in the Nineteenth-Century American Soundscape: Music and Noise in Walden.” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture vol. 65, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 382-423.
2019 Katopodis, Christina, and Cathy N. Davidson. “Changing Our Classrooms to Prepare Students for a Challenging World.” Profession (Fall 2019).
2019 Katopodis, Christina. “Listening in the Field: Recording and the Science of Birdsong.” Configurations vol. 27, no. 1 (January 2019): 120-2. [Book Review]
2018 Katopodis, Christina. “‘A remaking of the mind itself’: Margaret Fuller’s Pedagogy & Mine.” Conversations vol. 2, no. 1 (2018): 12.
2016 Katopodis, Christina, “Addressing Despair in the Classroom: An Ecocritical Approach to Non-Canonical American Writers,” Pedagogy & American Literary Studies, 18 May 2016.
2016 Katopodis, Christina, “Student-Driven Pedagogy in the American Literature Survey Course,” Pedagogy & American Literary Studies, 16 May, 2016.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Katopodis, Christina. “Abolitionism, Black Lives, and Staten Island in 1843,” in progress.
PODCASTS & INTERVIEWS
“Learning From Teaching Fails,” Davidson and Katopodis Interview with Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 September 2022.
“The Best Books for Inspiring Lifelong Learning,” Davidson and Katopodis Interview with Cathy Shepherd, Shepherd.com, 8 August 2022.
“Exploring the Potential for Educational Transformation,” Davidson and Katopodis Interview with Bryan Alexander, Future Trends Forum, 24 June 2021.
“Contract Grading and Peer Review,” Davidson and Katopodis Interview with Aaron Blackwelder, Beyond the Curriculum, 22 December 2020.
FELLOWSHIPS & RESEARCH
2021-22 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Transformative Learning in the Humanities, CUNY
2020-21 University Grants Manager, Transformative Learning in the Humanities, CUNY
2017-20 Futures Initiative Fellow, GC-CUNY
2017-20 New Media Lab Graduate Student Researcher, GC-CUNY
2017-20 Research Assistant for Cathy N. Davidson, Distinguished Professor
2017-19 HASTAC Scholar, GC-CUNY
2013-17 Graduate Center Fellow, GC-CUNY
2013-14 Research Assistant for Professor David Reynolds, Distinguished Professor
New Jersey City University (2016, 2020)
English Composition 101 (FA 2020, FA 2016)
Hunter College (2014-2018)
Adv. Topics in 19th Cent Lit: Gender in the American Renaissance (FA 2017, FA 2015)
American Literature: Origins to the Civil War (FA 2018, FA 2016, FA 2015)
Intro to Writing about Literature (SP 2017, SP 2016, SP 2015, FA 2014)
Women, Gender, and U.S. Literature (SU 2017)
Tallahassee Community College (2011-2012)
Argument and Persuasion (SP 2012)
College Composition (FA 2012, FA 2011)
University of Virginia (2009)
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop (SU 2009)
Learning Enterprises (2007)
ESL Teacher, Villa Lourdes, Panama (SU 2007)
2023 | “Thoreau, Black Lives, and Abolitionism on Staten Island in 1843,” Modern Language Association (MLA), San Francisco, CA. [Forthcoming in January]
2022 | “Radical Tools, Radical Pedagogy: An Interactive Workshop on Teaching to Transform,” American Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. [Forthcoming in November]
2022 | “Intersecting Life and Learning: From the New College Classroom to Everything Else,” Keynote Address, Dual Delivery with Cathy N. Davidson, University of Melbourne, Australia. [Forthcoming in October]
2022 | “The New College Classroom,” Keynote Address Dual Delivery with Cathy N. Davidson, Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges, South Hadley, MA. [Forthcoming in October]
2022 | “The New College Classroom,” Book Launch Talk Dual Delivery with Cathy N. Davidson, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY.
2022 | “Emerson’s Sound Ecology,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Miami, FL.
2022 | “Building Transformative Teaching and Learning Communities at the City University of New York (CUNY),” Modern Language Association (MLA), Washington, DC.
2021 | “Reimagining the End of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as Critical, Creative Practice,” American Literature Association, Hybrid Conference. [Synchronous Session]
2021 | “CUNY Core Books: Critical to the Core,” LaGuardia Community College, Live Webinar. [Synchronous Panel]
2021 | “Digitizing Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing Using Manifold,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Remote Conference. [Live Roundtable]
2020 | “Thomas Wiggins, Sonic Blackness and Resistance on the Nineteenth-Century American Stage,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Remote Conference. [Asynchronous Session]
2020 | “Emerson’s Sonic Self and the Tuning of the World,” Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. [Live Digital Panel]
2020 | “Trust Your Students,” REMOTE, Arizona State University. [Live Digital Session, Co-presenter with Cathy N. Davidson.]
2020 | “Listening in the Field and to the Text: The Role of Sound Recording in Ecocritical Approaches to Thoreau’s Walden,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Seattle, WA.
2019 | “Margaret Fuller, Beethoven, and Revolution in the Minds of Women,” ThinkOlio, The Strand Bookstore, New York, NY. [Invited Talk]
2019 | “Decolonizing (Digital) Pedagogy,” HASTAC, Vancouver, BC [Panel]
2019 | “The Classroom as Training Ground for Digital Democracy,” Digital Democracies Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC [Workshop]
2019 | “Unfolding Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark’,” American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA. [Hawthorne Society Panel]
2019 | “Going Public: How and Why to Develop a Digital Scholarly Identity,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago, IL. [MLA Career Center Sponsored Panel]
2018 | “Participatory Pedagogy and Connecting Classrooms to Student Backgrounds,” Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT), Hunter College. [Invited Talk]
2018 | “Classrooms and Social Justice: Why Start with Pedagogy?” University Worth Fighting For Series and Community College and the Future of the Humanities, GC-CUNY.
2018 | “Pulse and Polarity: The Vibrational Epistemology of Fuller and Emerson,” Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Heidelberg, Germany.
2018 | “Thoreau’s Sonic Territories and the Epistemology of Climate Change,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Albuquerque, NM.
2018 | “The Trouble with Gender for Margaret Fuller,” Modern Language Association (MLA), New York, NY. [Margaret Fuller Society Panel]
2018 | “Thoreau’s Democratization of Music from Singing Crickets to Dreaming Frogs,” Modern Language Association (MLA), New York, NY. [Organizer, Special Session Panel]
2017 | “Creaturely Entanglement: Songs from a Younger Earth in Thoreau’s Walden,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Tempe, AZ.
2017 | “Birdsong and Henry David Thoreau’s Sonic Self,” National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY. [Invited Lecture]
2017 | “Emerson’s Thoreauvian Ear and the Music of the Spheres,” Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Concord, MA. [Emerson Society Panel]
2017 | “Margaret Fuller’s Early Feminist Pragmatic Method,” American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA. [Margaret Fuller Society Panel]
2017 | “Teaching Consent in the Composition Classroom using Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew,” Northeast MLA, Baltimore, MD. [Roundtable]
2017 | “For the Love of Shame: Teaching Puritan New England with The Game of Thrones,” Northeast MLA, Baltimore, MD. [Seminar]
2016 | “Margaret Fuller and Kate Chopin’s Vibrational Epistemology,” English Program Friday Forum, GC-CUNY. [Co-Organizer, Panel]
2016 | “Counting Long Scales of Time: American Transcendentalism and Creative Attunement to Our Nonhuman Environment,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA.
2016 | “The Dark Side of ‘Terrestrial Music’ in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden,” ICR: International Conference on Romanticism, Colorado Springs, CO.
2016 | “The Dark Side of Imagination,” Ecocriticism Seminar Series, GC-CUNY.
2016 | “Reading Silent Music in Emerson and Thoreau: Finding the Sonic Self in the American Wilderness,” Northeast MLA, Hartford, CT.
2016 | “Soundscapes in the Nonhuman Environment,” Ecocriticism Seminar Series, GC-CUNY.
2015 | “The ‘Mute Music’ in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature,” Naturally Emerson, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES AND LEADERSHIP
2021-23 Executive Board and Racial Justice Committee, Margaret Fuller Society
2021-22 Board of Directors and Committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, The Thoreau Society
2020-22 Advisory Board and Media Committee, Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
2017-22 Website Developer and Editor, Margaret Fuller Society
2017-20 Executive Committee, Ph.D. Program in English, GC-CUNY
2019-20 English Student Association (ESA) Co-Chair, GC-CUNY
2017-19 Co-Chair, Ecocriticism Public Working Group, Center for the Humanities
2017-18 Co-Editor, Conversations, Margaret Fuller Society Newsletter
2017 Committee on Lectures, Hunter College-CUNY
2016-17 Website Developer, ESA Conference Committee
2015-17 Co-Founder, “Better to Speak,” an advocacy group for women adjuncts
2015-17 Librarian, ESA Library Committee
2015-16 Recruitment Committee, Ph.D. Program in English, GC-CUNY
2014-16 Graduate Student Mentor, English Student Association
2014-15 Organizer, 19th-Century American Reading Group, GC-CUNY
2014-15 Job Professionalization Committee, English Student Association
2007-08 Campus Director, Learning Enterprises, The George Washington University