stephen-przybylinski

Stephen Przybylinski

sprzybyl@syr.edu

Education

MA Geography, Portland State 2014

BA Urban Studies and Geography, University of Minnesota 2011

Research Interests

Political and legal geographies of urbanization;
Democracy, liberalism, and political theory;
Property, citizenship, and homelessness;
Qualitative methods

As an urban and political geographer, my current research analyzes the politics of property, citizenship, and houselessness in U.S. cities. My research attends to the social and legal aspects of how property conflicts reconfigure political relationships between unhoused and housed people by analyzing property’s role in affecting marginalized peoples’ claims for social justice. 

Teaching Experience

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship

Critical Issues for the United States, Max 123 / 2019-2020 (Co-instructor)

Syracuse University, Department of Geography

Environment and Society, Geo 103 / Summer 2019

Portland State University, Department of Geography 

Urban Geography, Geog 332U / Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2018

U.S. and Canada, Geog 368U / Spring 2015, online course

Publications

Non-Refereed Chapters:

Przybylinski, S. (2015). The invisibility of homelessness. In Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas, D. Banis and H. Shobe. Seattle: Sasquatch Books. 

Book Reviews:

2018. Review of The priority of injustice: Locating democracy in critical theory, by Clive Barnett, The AAG Review of Books, 6(3): 173-175.  

2015. Review of Urban politics: Critical approaches, by Mark Davidson and Deborah Martin, Urban Studies 52(2): 396-399. 

2015. Review of Hell's Kitchen and the battle for urban space: Class struggle and urban reform in New York City, 1894–1914, Joseph Varga, Social and Cultural Geography 16(6): 714-715.

2014. Review of The down-deep delight of democracy, Mark Purcell, Urban Geography (35)3: 473-474.

2014. Finding meaning in alternative spaces, review of Paris–Amsterdam underground: Essays on cultural resistance, subversion, and diversion, edited by Christopher Lindner and Andrew Hussey, City 18(1): 73-77.

Presentations

Conference Presentations:

Session: “Human Rights, Property Rights, Squatting” at Power at the Margins: Mobilizing Across Housing Injustice, Minneapolis, MN. March 2018.

Participatory research panelist for community-based research symposium. Portland State University, Portland, OR, April 2015

Conference Papers:

“Properties of Liberal Democratic Citizenship: Constructing the Houseless as Secondary Citizens.” Properties of Democracy Session Organizer at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. April 2019. 

“Citizens Without Property: Realizing Citizenship for the Homeless.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 2018.

“Replacing Rights to the City.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. April 2017. 

“Social Justice and the Tent City.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 2016.

“What is a ‘Counter Movement?’: Embedding Polanyi in the Geographies of Homeless Resistance.” Critical Geographies Mini Conference. Vancouver, B.C. November 2014.

“Occupying for Survival: Legitimating Homeless Space.” Relational Poverty Network Meeting. Seattle, WA. October 2014.

“Not In Portland’s Backyard: The Production of a Self-Organized Rest Space.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ. September 2014.  

A Critical Space for a Necessary Place: A Portland, Oregon Study of a Homeless Rest Space.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. April 2014.

“Right to Dream: A Portland, OR Case Study of a Contested Rest Space.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Lake Tahoe, CA. September 2013. (Received President’s Award for Outstanding Paper by a Masters Student)

Awards/Scholarships

Syracuse Department of Geography Sopher Award for Best Graduate Paper (December 2018)

Roscoe-Martin Fund for Research Support, Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University (January 2018)

Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization Travel Award (April 2016, April 2017)

Portland State University Student Educational Travel Award (September 2014)

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Travel Award (September 2014)

AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group Travel Award (March 2014)

Department of Geography Professional Development Travel Award (February 2014)

Portland State University Student Educational Travel Award (January 2014)

President’s Award for Outstanding Paper by a Master’s Student, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Tahoe, CA- September 2013

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Travel Award (September 2013)

Dale and Coral Courtney Departmental Scholarship (Academic Year 2013-2014)

Rockie Departmental Scholarship (Academic Year 2013-2014, 2014-2015)