BettinaStoetzerAssistant Professor of German Studiesstoetzer@mit.edu14N-326617-253-3061 Office hours Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-5pm and by appointmentProfile BottomBioBettina Stoetzer is an anthropologist whose research focuses on the intersections of ecology, globalization, and urban social justice. Bettina holds an M.A. in Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies from the University of Goettingen and she completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011. Before coming to MIT, Bettina Stoetzer was a Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. Research Areas / Expertise: Urban Anthropology; Race and Migration; Ecology and the Environment; Germany Education: 2011 Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz 2001 M.A. Sociology, with minors in Anthropology and Media Studies, University of Goettingen Research Bettina Stoetzer’s current book project, Ruderal City: Ecologies of Migration and Urban Life, explores the changing cultural politics of nature and citizenship in the city of Berlin. Drawing on fieldwork with immigrant and refugee communities, as well as environmentalists, scientists, and policy makers, the book illustrates that human-environment relations have become a key register through which urban citizenship is articulated in contemporary Europe. More specifically, Ruderal City engages several sites that have figured prominently in German national imaginaries – urban wastelands, gardens, forests, and parks – to show how current racial, ethnic and class inequalities are reconfigured in conflicts over the use, knowledge and management of green spaces. Bettina Stoetzer has published on topics such as migration, cities, ecology, and film. She also is the author of a book on feminism and anti-racism in Germany (InDifferenzen, argument, 2004) and has co-edited Shock and Awe. War on Words (New Pacific Press, 2004). Publications Articles in Refereed Journals 2018 “Ruderal Ecologies: Rethinking Nature, Migration, and the Urban Landscape in Berlin,” Cultural Anthropology 33(2), pp. 295-323 • ARTICLE 2014 “A Path Through the Woods: Remediating Affective Landscapes in Documentary Asylum Worlds.” In: Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures, TRANSIT 9(2), Special Issue, Angelica Fenner and Uli Linke, Eds., pp. 1-23 2001 “Dekonstruierte Subjekte: Cyborgs in feministischer Theorie und medialer Wirklichkeit,” Mensch & Medien: Pädagogische Konzepte für eine humane Mediengesellschaft, GMK-Rundbrief-Forum Kommunikationskultur, pp. 82-100 2000 “Gender: Karriere eines feministischen Konzepts” (with Gries, Pia; Holm, Ruth). Forum Wissenschaft, 18(2): 11-15 1998 “Lieber Cyborg als Göttin: Zur politischen Relevanz des Cyborg Mythos von Donna Haraway,” Wir Frauen 3/98, pp. 6-9 Chapters in Books 2014 “Wild Barbecuing: Urban Citizenship and the Politics of (Trans-)Nationality in Berlin’s Tiergarten,” in Jeffrey Diefendorf and Janet Ward, eds., Transnationalism and the German City, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 73-86. 2014 “Boar,” in: Naito, Daisuke; Sayre, Ryan; Swanson, Heather; Takahashi, Satsuki eds., To See Once More the Stars: Living in a Post-Fukushima World, New Pacific Press, pp. 15-19. Also translated into Japanese. 2004 “Wired,” in Gonzalez, Jennifer; Tsing, Anna; Eekelen, Bregje van; Stoetzer, Bettina; eds., Shock and Awe. War on Words. Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press, pp. 173-174. 2004 “Anti-Terror Legislation,” in Gonzalez, Jennifer; Tsing, Anna; Eekelen, Bregje van; Stoetzer, Bettina; eds., Shock and Awe. War on Words. Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press, pp. 14-16. Other Publications – Non-Refereed 2016 “Infrastructure: Peripheral Visions and Bodies that Matter: A Commentary,” solicited essay in Engagement. A blog published by the Anthropology and Environment Society, a section of the American Anthropological Association, August 2016 • ARTICLE Interviews 2016 “The Multispecies World of Technology,” an Interview with Elaine Gan and Bettina Stoetzer, by Caroline Picard, Anthropocene Campus 2016, organized by HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin * INTERVIEW 2016 “Feral Technologies: Making and Unmaking Multispecies Dumps,” Interview with Bettina Stoetzer, Anna Tsing, and Elaine Gan, at Anthropocene Campus 2016, organized by HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, video • INTERVEIW InDifferenzen. Feministische Theorie in der antirassistischen Kritik 2004 Bettina Stoetzer InDifferenzen. Feministische Theorie in der antirassistischen Kritik [InDifferences: Feminist Theory in Antiracist Criticism]. Hamburg: Argument-Verlag (200 pp.). Shock and Awe: War on Words 2004 Bettina Stoetzer Co-edited with Jennifer Gonzalez, Anna Tsing, and Bregje van Eekelen.