Graduate Student Directory

Key MacFarlane
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Affiliations Social Sciences Division, Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 415 (HISC Office)
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Research Interests

landscape, critical theory, racial capitalism, the American West

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Geography, University of Washington

B.A., English and Philosophy, Colgate University

Selected Publications




Forthcoming. Global Allegory: Electronic Waste and the San Francisco Bay AreaEnvironment, Space, Place.


2019. Governing the Noisy Sphere: Geographies of Noise Regulation in the US. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 38.2. 539–556. {link}.


2020. Negative Research: Sonic Methods in Geography and Their LimitsThe Professional Geographer. 72.2: 297–308. {link}


2020. Beyond the Educational Dystopia: New Ways of Learning Through Remembering. With K. Mitchell. Socialist Register 56: 84–103.


2019. Time, Waste, and the City: The Rise of the Environmental Industry. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 51.1: 225–247 {link}


2019. Marshland: Hamburg G20 and the Return of the Hanseatic LeagueSociety and Space (Open Site), July 19. {link}


2019. Hamburg's Spaces of Danger: Race, Violence and Memory in a Contemporary Global City. With K. Mitchell. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 43.5: 816–832 {link}


2019. Children of the GraveHuman Geography 12.1: 73–77 {link}


2019. Climate MathematicsACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. 18.4: 803–815. {link}


2019. The Sanctuary Network: Transnational Church Activism and Refugee Protection in Europe. With K. Mitchell. In Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration, eds. K. Mitchell, R. Jones, and J. Fluri. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 410–424 {link}


2018. Geographies of Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy. With K. Mitchell. In Making Workers: Radical Geographies in Education. London: Pluto Press: 67–82 {link}


2018. The Choice Machine and the Road to Privatization. With K. Mitchell. In Making Workers: Radical Geographies in Education. London: Pluto Press: 119–136 {link}


2017. A thousand CEOs: Relational thought, processual space, and deleuzian ontology in human geography and strategic management. Progress in Human Geography 41.3: 299320 {link}


2016. Crime and the Global City: Migration, Borders, and the Pre-Criminal. With K. Mitchell. In Oxford Handbooks Online {link}




2020. Capital and Space. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition, ed. A. Kobayashi. New York: Elsevier {link}




2019. Review of Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio NegriOrganization Studies {link}


2016. Review of Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Musicedited by G. Andrews, P. Kingsbury, and R. Kearns. The Canadian Geographer 60(4): e48–e49 {link}




2020. The Rat Maze: Capitalism and Consciousness. Blue Labyrinths (November 10) {link}


2020. The Challenge of Equity in California’s Municipal Climate Action Plans. With Hillary Angelo and James Sirigotis. Policy Report for the Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation.


2019. A road trip through New Mexico's Atomic Past. With LuLing OsofskyHigh Country News (May 13) {link}


2018. The Greenhouse Effect: Life Under Glass ArchitectureMute Magazine (February 4) {link}