Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service
Shiloh Krupar is a Geographer and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service, teaching in the Culture and Politics Program. Her research examines the administration of land and asymmetrical life, geographies of waste and vulnerability, cities, biomedicine, and the politics of geodata. This has included work on decommissioned U.S. military landscapes and nuclear natures; environmental and financial disasters; model cities in China; and the governance of health inequities. The recipient of a Quadrant Fellowship, she is author of Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), and co-author of the volumes Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-making (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and Waste Complex: Austerity, Bias, Dross (SAGE “Society and Space” series, forthcoming). She has been published in such venues as Theory, Culture & Society, Society and Space, Public Culture, Radical History Review, Environmental Humanities, Cultural Geographies, Configurations, Social Semiotics, Liminalities, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, The New Inquiry, SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory, and forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Waste Studies. At the intersection of art, research, and government policy, Krupar co-edited/co-developed the multimedia book and research tool A People’s Atlas of Nuclear Colorado and co-directs the National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service, which has been included in exhibitions such as the Institute for Wishful Thinking (NYC, 2011), "Monument to Cold War Victory" (Cooper Union, NYC, October 2014), and “Facing Rocky Flats” (Denver Central Library, Denver, CO, August, 2018). Shiloh received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California-Berkeley, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and BA in History from Case Western Reserve University.