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 Di Battista_Amanda

Di Battista, Amanda

  • HonBSc, Biological Anthropology/Biology and Visual Studies, University of Toronto (2000-2004)
  • MES Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2005-2007)


Program

PhD in Environmental Studies

Year Entered: 2009

Dissertation Title

Accomplices in Possibility: Literary Engagement in Postsecondary Environmental Pedagogy

Comprehensive Areas

  • Canadian Literary Ecologies
  • Critical Pedagogies of Place
  • Theories of Place

Publications

Sandilands, Catriona, Ella Soper, and Amanda Di Battista, eds. Green Words/Green Worlds: Literatures, Environments, Politics. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP. Forthcoming.

Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark. “CoHearing Consequences of the Commons: Podcasting, ecopolitics, and the power of listening.” Green Words/Green Worlds: Literatures, Environments, Politics. Ed. Catriona Sandilands, Ella Soper, and Amanda Di Battista. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP. (Under Review.)

Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista. “Making Loss the Centre: Mourning Environmental Loss Through Podcasts.” Environment and/as Mourning. Ed. Ashlee Willox and Karen Landman. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queens University Press. (Under Review.)

Di Battista, Amanda, Oded Haas, and Darren Patrick. “Conversations in Queer Ecologies: An Editorial.” UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 19 (2015):  3-5. Print.

Di Battista, Amanda and Michael Classens. “End Times and Beginnings: A Retrospective and Relaunch.”UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 18 (2014): 3-6. Print.

Di Battista, Amanda. “A Place for Affect.” Rev. of Ecologies of Affect: Placing Nostalgia, Desire, and Hope, ed. Tonya K. Davidson, Odine Park, and Rob Shields. The Goose 11(2012): n. pag. Web.

Di Battista, Amanda. Rev. of Divided We Stand, United We Fall: Volume 19(1) Our Schools, Our SelvesCanadian Journal of Environmental Education, 16 (2011): 187-198. Print.

Di Battista, Amanda. Rev. of The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels. The Goose 7(2010): n. pag. Web.

Di Battista, Amanda. “Environment in Mind: A Creative and Ecocritical Look at Popular Literature. “Outstanding Graduate Paper Series, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2007): n. pag. Web.

Professional Experience

Technical Analyst, Public Education and Outreach Department, Regional Municipality of Peel, Brampton, ON. 2008-2010.

Teaching Experience

Course Director, ENVS3010: Qualitative Methods in Environmental Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Winter 2016.

Teaching Assistant, ENVS1800: Environmental Writing/Writing the Environment, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2009-2015.

Teaching Assistant, ENVS 1500: Introduction to Environmental Science: The Web of Life, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2006-2007.

Research Assistantship

Graduate Assistant: Faculty of Environmental Studies Program Review, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Fall 2015.

Research Assistant, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference Assistant, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2014-2015.

Research Assistant, Green Words/Green Worlds Copyeditor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2013-2014.

Research AssistantSustainable Writing Lab, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2010-2011.

Graduate AssistantEcoArt and Media Festival, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2005-2006.

Conference Organization

Conference Assistant. Notes from the Underground: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho: June 23-27, 2015.

Co-Organizer. FES Research Matters Symposium. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario: December 4, 2012.

Co-Organizer. Green Words/Green Worlds Conference. York University. Toronto, Ontario: October 23, 2012.

Paper Presentations

(Selected)

The Pedagogy of Podcasting: Changing our Acoustic Environment. Making Ourselves Useful: Environmental Scholarship in an Unsustainable World, Environmental Studies Association of Canada Conference. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario: May 30-31, 2012.

Writing Politics of/in Place: Short Story Writing, Politics, and Place. Green Words / Green Worlds Conference. York University. Toronto, Ontario: October 23, 2011.

CoHearence: Exploring the Environment Through Podcasting, an Interactive Workshop. Envisioning Communities and Schools: Art, Equity, & Environmental Education. Summer Institute, York University. Toronto, Ontario: August 8, 2011.  

 

University Service

Graduate Student Representative, Faculty of Environmental Studies Dean Search Committee2011-2012.

Co-Founder and Member, Support for PhD Environmental Writing Group, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2010-Present.

Member, PhD Environmental Studies Student Association, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2009-Present.

Co-organizer. Lunchwords: Reading and Writing Series. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2013-2014.

Co-Host and Co-Oragnizer. FES Reads! Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. 2010-2013.

Awards

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, 2014-15.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2012, 2013-14, 2014-15 (Declined), 2015-16.

Unilever Graduate Award in Environmental Studies, 2015.

dian marino Award, 2013. 

Invited Lectures

An Intro to Podcasting and Environmental Strudies. Wild Garden Media Centre, York University. Toronto, ON: Sept 9, 2015. 

CoHearence: An Introduction to Podcasting and the Environment. Community Arts Practice Program Workshop. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Toronto, ON: March 11, 2011.

Playing With Words: When Creative Writing and Academic Language Meet, a Creative Writing Workshop. Sustainable Writing Lab, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Toronto, ON: November 16, 2010. 

Other Activities

Co-Producer, CoHearence, Culture, History and Environment Podcast Series. 2010-Present.