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Cite As:

Kenner, Alison, Stalcup, Sarah, & Tarita Roy Choudhury. 2019. “Quotidian Anthropocene: Urban Climate Adaptation.” In Themes, edited by Tim Schütz. In Quotidian Anthropocene, edited by Kim Fortun and Scott Knowles. July. 

Annotating a climate policy

We invite DSTS users and Quotidian Anthropocene participants to use the following questions to analyze the climate adaptation and action plans posted for the Urban Climate Adaptation seminar.

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Quotidian Anthropocenes, Shared Questions

The Open Seminar will direct collaborative attention to the many scales and types of systems that interlace and synergize to produce anthropocenics on the ground in particular locales and vernanculars. These questions will guide our engagements.


About the Quotitidan Anthropocene Project

The Quotidian Anthropocene project explores how the Anthropocene is playing out on the ground in different settings. The aim is to create both...Read more

About the Authors

Ali is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics, and a faculty member in the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Drexel University. Her research and teaching focus on 1) environmental health and the politics of care, 2) the spaces in which health and disease are produced (homes, cities, clinics, and public health networks), and 3) how embodied experiences of health and disease are technologically mediated. Her first book, Breathtaking: Caring for Asthma in a Time of Climate Change (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), focused on the experiences of asthmatics and how asthma is cared for across different U.S. contexts.

Currently, she leads a Philadelphia-based project focused on air quality, sustainability, and health in the context of late industrialism. She established the Philadelphia Health and Environment Ethnography Lab (PHEEL) in spring 2014 to document this work, the work of Drexel students who are involved with these projects, and to reflect on environmental health, ethnography, and teaching more broadly.

Sarah Stalup

Sarah is a recent graduate of Drexel University with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability with a minor in History. She is passionate about the environment and individuals rights to it, which inspired her Master’s research on citizen science. She currently is working in two different departments at the Academy of Natural Science as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Malacology and as a team member of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research’s Environmental Policy, Planning and Innovation Team. In addition to her work at the Academy, she also works as a research assistant in Drexel’s Science, Technology, & Society Department working with Dr. Alison Kenner researching Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Urban Vacancy.


Tarita is a recent graduate of Drexel University with a Master’s Degree in Urban Strategy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability with a minor in Politics. She is interested in local adaptation tactics and non-western discourses on climate change, which inspired her Master’s research on the fisherfolk communities in Kolkata. In the past she has worked for the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University on various urban and environmental research projects and is currently working with the Women Led Cities Initiative in Philadelphia.