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Matthew T. Huber

Contact Information:

mthuber@syr.edu

315.443.2605

522 Eggers Hall

Courses

  • 2024 Spring
    • MAX 123 Critical Issues for the United States
    • GEO 273 Geography of Capitalism: The Political Economy of Global Inequality
    • ESP 499 Honors Thesis
  • 2023 Fall
    • GEO 103 Environment and Society
    • GEO 573 The Geography of Capital
  • 2023 Spring
    • GEO 103 Environment and Society
    • GEO 273 Geography of Capitalism: The Political Economy of Global Inequality
  • 2022 Spring
    • GEO 273 Geography of Capitalism: The Political Economy of Global Inequality

Areas of Expertise

Marxism, energy and capitalism, climate politics, resource geography

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"The Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry:Integrating Industrial Ecology and Political Ecology Approaches", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Huber, M. T., Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet. Verso Books, 2022.
    • Huber, M. T., Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
  • Journal Articles
    • Huber, M., Stafford, F., "Socialist Politics and the Electricity Grid." Catalyst , 2023.
    • Huber, M. T., "Carbon responsibility and class power." The Professional Geographer, 2022.
    • Huber, M. T., "Resource geography III: Rentier natures and the renewal of class struggle." Progress in Human Geography, 2022.
    • Huber, M. T., "Theorizing the subterranean mode of production." Political Geography, 2022.
    • Huber, M. T., "Still no shortcuts for climate change." Catalyst, 2021.
    • Huber, M. T., "The case for socialist modernism." Political Geography, 2021.
    • Huber, M. T., "Ecology at the point of production: climate change and class struggle." Polygraph, 2020.
    • Huber, M. T., "Ecological politics for the working class." Catalyst, 2019.
    • Huber, M. T., "Resource Geography II: What makes resources political?." Progress in Human Geography, 2019.
  • Author response to review symposium of my book Climate Change as Class War
    • Huber, M., "Reflections on Climate, Class, and Strategy." In Critical Sociology. , 2023.
  • Book Reviews
    • Huber, M. T., Moore , J. W. and Patel , R., "." In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. , 2020.
    • Huber, M. T., Klein, N., "Climate change is class struggle." In On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. Jacobin , 2019.
    • Huber, M. T., Ross, R., "." In The Great Baseball Revolt. AAG Review of Books, 2018.
    • Huber, M. T., Malm, A., "." In Fossil Capital. Antipode Foundation Book Review Forum, 2017.
    • Huber, M. T., Schoenberger, E., "." In Nature, Choice, and Social Power. AAG Review of Books, 2017.
    • Huber, M. T., Johnson, B., "." In Carbon Nation Fossil Fuels in the Making of American Culture. Environmental History, 2016.
    • Huber, M. T., Urry, J., "." In Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures. AAG Review of Books, 2016.
  • Editorials
  • Essays
    • Huber, M., "The Problem With Degrowth." In Jacobin. , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "Questions on the Build Public Renewables Act, Part 2: Climate Cart Before the Horse." In Public Power Review (Substack managed by author Fred Stafford). , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "Questions on the Build Public Renewables Act, Part 1: Was This a Labor Victory?." In Public Power Review (Substack Blog managed by author Fred Stafford). , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "The Left is losing the climate class war." In UnHerd. , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "Carbon Removal Should be a Public Good." In Jacobin. , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "Patrolling Class Theory." In Damage Magazine. , 2023.
    • Huber, M., "Renewable energy’s progressive halo." In UnHerd. , 2023.
  • Film Review
    • Huber, M., "No Hollywood Ending for the Green New Deal." In Verso Books Blog. , 2023.
  • Interview of me
    • Huber, M., "Towards a socialist ecomodernism? An interview with Matthew Huber." In Studies in Political Economy . , 2023.
  • Response to Review of my Book Climate Change as Class War
    • Huber, M., "The Professional Class Vanguard of Climate Justice: A Response to Michael Levien’s Review of Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet." In Historical Materialism Blog. , 2023.

Presentations and Events

Architecture After the Green New Deal, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, "A Politics that Builds needs Builders: Centering Industrial Unions in Climate Politics" (November 3, 2023)

Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production , "Repurposing Marxism in an Age of Ecological Crisis: A Theory of Proletarian Ecology" (June 15, 2023)

"The Uneven Geographies of Electricity Capital" (June 12, 2023)

Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Conference, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, "Repurposing Marxism in an Age of Ecological Crisis: A Theory of Proletarian Ecology" (April 15, 2023)

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, "Panelist: Sustainability Capitalism I: Investigating New Frontiers of Accumulation I” " (March 25, 2023 - March 25, 2023)

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers , "Author Meets Critics: Climate Change as Class War (Author Response)" (March 24, 2023 - March 24, 2023)

Political Ecologies of the Far Right, Lund University, "Suburban privatism vs. the Green New Deal: A coming revolt or the end of a ‘historic bloc" (November 16, 2019)

Historical Materialism, "Ecology at the Point of Production: Climate Change and the Class Struggle" (November 10, 2019)

Historical Materialism, "Proletarian Ecology: Building an Environmental Politics for the Working Class" (November 9, 2019)

Nordic Geographers Meeting, "Ecological Struggle at the Point of Production: A Corrective to ‘Ecological Marxism’" (June 17, 2019)

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, "Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific" (April 7, 2019)

Huber, M. T., Luke, N., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, "Electricity Capital" (2019)

Honors and Accolades

James Blaut Award, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Fl (2014)

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY (2014)

Cook Award – Best Paper by a Student, Energy and Environment Specialty Group The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA (2008)