Christina Katopodis


Mellon Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate at CUNY Graduate Center

Christina Katopodis, Ph.D., is a Mellon Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate at the CUNY Humanities Alliance. She graduated from the Ph.D. Program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center (Feb. 2021).




Mellon Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & CUNY Humanities Alliance, CUNY Graduate Center
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Transformative Learning in the Humanities, CUNY Central
Co-Chair, Ecocriticism Public Working Group, CUNY Graduate Center
Executive Committee, English, CUNY Graduate Center
ESA Librarian, English, CUNY Graduate Center
Adjunct Lecturer, English, Hunter College


Recent Book

Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis. The New College Classroom. Harvard University Press, 2022.

Current Book Project

“Sound Ecologies: Listening to America’s Literary Vibrations from Margaret Fuller to Standing Rock” (In progress).

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Katopodis, Christina. “The ‘Mute Music’ in Emerson’s Polarity: Generating Practical Power,” in Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Christopher Hanlon. Oxford University Press (Anticipated 2023).

Katopodis, Christina. “Teaching for a Habitable Future with Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: ‘we’ll have to seed ourselves farther and farther from this dying place,” English Language Notes (Forthcoming, April 2023).

Katopodis, Christina, and Cathy N. Davidson. “Contract Grading and Peer Review” in Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum. West Virginia University Press. 2020.

Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “Trust your students to be active participants in their learning,” Times Higher Ed, 26 June 2020.

Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “In a Pandemic, Everyone Gets an Asterisk,” Inside Higher Ed, 23 March 2020.

Davidson, Cathy N., and Christina Katopodis, “Transforming Your Online Teaching from Crisis to Community,” Inside Higher Ed, 11 March 2020.

Katopodis, Christina. “The Music of the Spheres in Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau: Lyell’s Principles and Transcendental Listening,” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Fall 2019.

Katopodis, Christina. “Vibrational Epistemology in the Nineteenth-Century American Soundscape: Music and Noise in Walden.” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture vol. 65, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 382-423.

Katopodis, Christina, and Cathy N. Davidson. “Changing Our Classrooms to Prepare Students for a Challenging World.” Profession (Fall 2019).

Katopodis, Christina. “Listening in the Field: Recording and the Science of Birdsong.” Configurations vol. 27, no. 1 (January 2019): 120-2. [Book Review]

Katopodis, Christina. “Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments.” Emerson Society Papers vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 7-8. [Book Review]

Katopodis, Christina. “‘A remaking of the mind itself’: Margaret Fuller’s Pedagogy & Mine.” Conversations vol. 2, no. 1 (2018): 12.


Ph.D. Graduate Center CUNY (2013-2021); M.A. Graduate Center CUNY (2009-2011); B.A, The George Washington University (2005-2009)