Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (Comparative Literature)
M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (Comparative Literature)
B.A. Occidental College, (English and Comparative Literary Studies)
“Buenos Aires Libre: Risk, Resistance, and Tactical Sharing,” Plat 7.0, September, 2018. Co-authored with Jeffrey Kruth.
“Flat Logics, Deep Critique: Temporalities, Aesthetics and Ecologies in Electronic Literature on the Web,” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature, ed. Joseph Tabbi, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2017.
“The Medium is the Masses: Embodied Amplification, Urban Occupation,” Media Fields. Issue 10. August, 2015. Co-authored with Katherine Kelp-Stebbins.
“Alternative Sprawls, Junkcities: Buenos Aires Libre and Horizontal Urban Epistemologies,” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.3, September, 2014.
“Music and Torture: The Stigmata of Sound and Sense,” in Speaking About Torture. Co- translation with Zeke Sikelianos, New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.
Selected Presentations and Conferences
“YOUR MILLION DOLLAR HOMES WILL SOON BE UNDER WATER: The Plastic City and the Catastrophic Urban Imaginary in Miami,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Conference, College Park, MD, October 9-12, 2019.
Invited Panelist, “ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis,” IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, Miami, April 14th, 2019.
Panel Organizer, “Doomsday Aesthetics,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Conference, New Orleans, October 18-20, 2018.
“Panel: Mapping the Hyper-Connected City: Perils and Opportunities,” (invited panelist), Smart Cities Miami, University of Miami, April 6, 2018.
“Mediating Magick: The Body as Technology in Contemporary Western Esoteric Practice,” Network for European Cinema and Media Studies, Paris, France, June 29-July 1, 2017.
#CITY, ”Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017.
“Digital Ruins: Urbanmutation and the Mediation of Urban Decay,” Media Fields Biennial Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, April 6-7, 2017.
“Magick, the Brain, and Biopolitics: Embodied Ritual and Technologies of the Resistant Self,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, GA, November 3-6, 2016.
“Digital Refusals: Advocacy, Resistance, and Radical Epistemologies in the Digital Humanities,” New Voices in DH, Center for the Humanities, University of Miami, October 28, 2016.
“Monumental Capsules and Mobile Movements: Infrastructures and Exploits in Cleveland’s Urban Landscape,” co-authored with Jeffrey Kruth and Sam Friesema, Architecture, Media, Politics Society, “Bristol Debates,” Bristol, UK, April 1-3, 2016.
• Digital humanities
• Media and technology studies
• Critical theory
• Urban studies
• Cultural geography
• 20th and 21st Century Literature of the Americas
• Theories of the body, biology and life
• The intersection of geo-techno ecologies, literary texts and urban practices
Professor Schifani is also a founding member of the research and design collaborative SPEC, whose focus is the future of the city, with particular attention to digitality, economy and urban speculation.