Graduate Student Directory

Stephen David Engel
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Rm. 434
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Research Interests

Deep time, imagination, empire, political violence, worldliness, the body. 

Biography, Education and Training

  • BA in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College.
  • MA in liberal arts from St. John's College, Annapolis. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Grant for "The Problem of California" Research Cluster, The Humanities Institute, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-19.
  • Schiffer Fellowship, Tribeca Land and Cattle Endowment, 2018.
  • Travel Grant, Graduate Student Association, UC Santa Cruz, 2018.
  • Grant for "Counter-Production: Noise as Critical Research" Working Group, UC Humanities Research Institute, 2017-18.
  • Humanities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2015-20.
  • Regents Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2015.
  • Summer Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2015.
  • Graduate Institute Grant, St. John’s College, 2008-9.
  • Don Finkel Memorial Scholarship, The Evergreen State College, 2006-7.

Selected Publications

  • "The Body-Loving Philosophers," in The Anthology of Babel, edited by Ed Simon (Punctum Books, forthcoming 2018). 

Selected Presentations

  • "Silence, Violence, Noise: A Reply to Hannah Arendt." Unintelligible: Noise Against Capture. Santa Cruz, CA, 2018.
  • "Deep Time for Militants." Friday Forum for Graduate Research. Santa Cruz, CA, 2018.
  • “Some Affordances of Deep Time.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Tempe, AZ, 2017.
  • “Against the Survival Narrative: On Film and Human Extinction.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. San Diego, CA, 2017.
  • “Occupational Hazards: Popular Resistance and Peace Work in the West Bank.” School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Fairfax, VA, 2009.