Christina Katopodis is a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, a Futures Initiative Fellow, New Media Lab Researcher, HASTAC Scholar, and an adjunct at Hunter College.

Katopodis’s dissertation explores the influences of music, nonhuman sounds, and sonic vibrations on 19th-Century American thought and literature, examining three major Transcendentalist figures, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as Pragmatist William James. Her digital project, The Walden Soundscape, has received a research grant from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, a Digital Dissertation Award from the New Media Lab as well as two consecutive Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants.

Katopodis serves on the English Program Executive Committee (2017-19), as co-chair for the Ecocriticism Public Working Group (2017-present), as founder and co-chair of the women and gender-nonconforming adjunct advocacy group, Better to Speak (2016-present), and as the web developer and editor for the Margaret Fuller Society website (2017-present).

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