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Sarah Surak Bio


Sarah Surak

Surak, Sarah (b. 1987), since 2017 Associate Professor at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

  • Prof. Surak holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Political Science and Environmental Studies. Her research spans the topics of environmental political theory, social theory, civic engagement, and critical public administration. She also serves as Co-Director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) at Salisbury University.  PACE is a non-partisan institute committed to undergraduate learning that sparks interest in public affairs and civic engagement, and acts as a resource center for local government, nonprofits and public groups.
  • Sarah organized the 2015 International Herbert Marcuse Society conference, which was held at Salisbury University.
  • Salisbury Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum Surak webpage
  • Surak's Twitter page
  • Publications
    • 2013: "Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States," in: New Political Science 35:1(1 March 2013), pp.150-153.
    • 2016: "To the Perfection of Waste: Utopian Visions and Reimagining Managing," in: Administrative Theory & Praxis 38:1(2 January 2016), pp. 5-18.
    • 2016: "Capitalist Logics, Pollution Management, and the Regulation of Harm: Economic Responses to the Problem of Waste Electronics," in Capitalism Nature Socialism 27:1(2016), 106-122. (Taylor & Francis page)
    • 2016: "Displaying Garbage: Installations as Spaces of Domination and Resistance," in: New Political Science, 38:4(1 October 2016), pp. 533-546.
    • 2018: Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis (Routledge, 2018), co-edited with Robert Kirsch. (Originally published in New Political Science) amazon page

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