Taylor R. Genovese
I am a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
My research interests lie within social imaginaries of outer space. As the United States shifts its space efforts from a state-funded, nationalist past to a venture capitalist future—couched in colonialist, imperialist and plutocratic philosophies—I am interested in tracking the shifting perceptions about space travel and exploration from those involved in NewSpace corporations as well as the general public . Furthermore, I study the cultural intersection between science, history and the imagination of outer space—especially within the context of off-world habitation and interstellar space vis-à-vis outer space analogue sites—including what role ethnography and speculative fiction could play within these ontologies.
I am also interested in far-left political philosophies and strategies for how new generations of youth are organizing for change. More specifically, I am interested in the resurgence of anarchist philosophy in light of the current global economic crisis and how anarchic tactics can interface with an increasingly digital world.
- Creative Writing
- Film Studies
- History of Science and Medicine
- Visual Arts
- Political Science
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
Northern Arizona University