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  • McKenzie Wark

    Professor, Culture and Media; Program Director, Gender Studies (fall 2023)

    Email
    mckenzie.wark@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    B - 65 West 11th Street

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    McKenzie Wark

    Profile

    “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
     

    What I love to write, and to teach, is ways to think critically about contemporary life, as we can perceive and understand it via its media and culture. If we can equip ourselves with concepts that create some distance from our all-too familiar media bubbles, we can find our way towards crafting better lives, singly and together. Alongside my regular courses in digital media, I've lately been writing and teaching a lot in transgender studies. I've also just fineished a book about the queer and trans rave scene in New York, reviving an old interest in the study of nightlife and subcultures. I like to stay curious, and tend to move my research and writing interests on to different topics every few years—so maybe I'll be looking into something else again soon. 


    Degrees Held

    BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FAHA


    Recent Publications


    Performances and Appearances

    My Bandcamp page


    Research Interests

    Media theory, new media, critical theory, cinema, music, visual art.


    Awards And Honors

    • Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art
    • Corresponding Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities 

    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    GSOC 6990, Spring 2024

    Future Courses

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2024

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2024

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Fall 2024

    Race, Gender, and Nightlife
    LCST 2409, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Autotheory
    GLIB 5209, Fall 2023

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2023

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2023

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Fall 2023

    Race, Gender, and Nightlife
    LCST 2409, Fall 2023

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