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Davy Knittle



Curriculum Vitae

2021 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Melissa E. Sanchez
"Designs on the Future: Gender, Race, and Environment in the Transitional City"

Assistant Professor of English, University of Delaware

Davy Knittle (he/they) is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The College of New Jersey. In January 2022, he will begin as HMEI/Princeton Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism & the Environment. He is at work on a book project entitled “The Climate of AIDS: Environmentalism and Loss in Post-Urban Renewal New York,” which uses a queer and trans literary archive to trace how the losses of urban renewal shaped the early years of the AIDS pandemic, and how this entangled history of loss bears out in the contemporary rhetorics of climate change. His critical work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and Planning Perspectives. From 2016-2021, he curated the City Planning Poetics talk and reading series at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.




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Courses Taught

spring 2021

GSWS 277.001 Gender, Sex and Urban Life  

spring 2020

GSWS 277.001 Gender, Sex and Urban Life  
GSWS 350.301 Trans Method  

summer 2019

GSWS 002.001 Gender and Society  

spring 2019

GSWS 277.001 Gender, Sex and Urban Life  
GSWS 277.001 Gender, Sex and Urban Life  

fall 2018

ENGL 200.305 JRS Queer Urbanisms  

spring 2018

spring 2017