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Photo of an outdoor wall mural in Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan, featuring a scene of mountains and sky.

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Sam P. Kellogg
he/him/his
Rockaway Beach, New York City
Writer, researcher, editor, teacher, guide

> now

PhD candidate in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

My research, bridging environmental media studies, digital theory, critical philosophy, and political geography, addresses mountains as politicized media environments and as media technologies themselves. In my work, I seek to map the cultural, environmental, geopolitical, and ideological dimensions of the expansion and use of media infrastructures in mountain regions, as well as account for the circulation of mountain landscapes as potent images and symbolic terrains in (seemingly) unrelated contexts. I primarily work in the Americas: my dissertation is grounded in the Northern Rockies of Glacier National Park, while secondary research streams center the Sierra Maestra in Eastern Cuba and the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

I also work as a trekking guide and consult on the full range of issues related to planning, preparing for, carrying out, and returning from long-distance solo and group expeditions on foot. I view my classroom and outdoor teaching as deeply interconnected, and bring my theoretical and philosophical training to bear in how I approach the outdoors, just as nights spent beneath the stars inform my practice at the blackboard.

Have something you'd like to discuss? Feel free to get in touch.

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Last updated April 2022.

> contact

Currently: Madrid, España 🇪🇸

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