Jeff Diamanti is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. In 2016-17 he was the Media @ McGill Postdoctoral Fellow in Media and the Environment where he co-convened the international colloquium on Climate Realim, the results of which appear in a book collection on Routledge and a double issue of Resilience. His first book, Climate and Capital in the Age of Petroleum , tracks the political and media ecology of fossil fuels across the extractive and logistical spaces that connect remote territories like Greenland to the economies of North America and Western Europe. His new research, Ecological Reciprocity, details the return to natural philosophy in the marine and atmospheric sciences studying the interactive dynamics of the cryosphere and hydrosphere in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean.
His work has appeared in the journals e-flux, Radical Philosophy, Postmodern Culture, Mediations, Western American Literature, Krisis, and Reviews in Cultural Theory, as well as the books Fueling Culture (Fordham UP) and A Companion to Critical and Cultural Studies (Wiley-Blackwell ). Diamanti has edited a number of book and journal collections including Contemporary Marxist Theory (Bloomsbury 2014), Materialism and the Critique of Energy (MCM 'Press 2018), Energy Culture (West Virginia University Press 2019) and Bloomsbury Companion to Marx (2018), as well as a special issue of Reviews in Cultural Theory on "Energy Humanities." With Amanda Boetzkes, he co-organizes “ At the Moraine, An ongoing research project on the political ecology of glacial retreat in the Arctic (read more here).
a) Books and Anthologies
Climate and Capital in the Age of Petroleum: Locating Terminal Landscapes . London: Bloomsbury Academic Press (forthcoming June 2021).
Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather and Atmosphere in the Anthropocene . Edited with Lynn Badia and Marija Cetinić. London: Routledge (forthcoming 2020).
Energy Cultures. Edited with Imre Szeman. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press 2019.
The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Edited with Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press & Continuum, 2018.
Materialism and the Critique of Energy. Edited with Brent Bellamy. Chicago and Edmonton: MCM Prime Press, 2018.
After Oil. Co-edited with Imre Szeman, Lynn Badia, Michael O'Driscoll, and Mark Simpson. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press and Petrocultures Research Group (Winter / Fall 2016).
Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader. Edited with Andrew Pendakis, Josh Robinson, Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press & Continuum (October 2014).
b) Edited Journal Volumes
Eds. Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti. Resilience: An Environmental Humanities Journal special double issue on “Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere” (forthcoming Spring / Summer 2020).
Eds. Jeff Diamanti and Brent Bellamy. Mediations 31.2 special issue on “ Materialism and the Critique of Energy ” (Winter 2018).
Eds. Brent Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti. Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 special issue on “Envisioning the Energy Humanities” (March 2016).
c) Peer Reviewed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
"Oil's Timbre." Routledge Handbook for Energy Humanities. Eds. Janet Stewart and Graeme Macdonald. Routledge (in preparation).
At the Moraine (co-written with Amanda Boetzkes). e-flux (September 2020).
“Our Future is Still the Future of 1973: Shell's Foresight and the Petrocultural Penumbra,” New Formations (forthcoming).
Nine Principles for a Critical Theory of Energy (co-written with Imre Szeman). Polygraph 28 special issue on "Marxism and Climate Change."
Intermodal Aesthetics and the Otherwise of Cargo (co-written with Megan Hayes). Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change. Ed. Tatiana Prorokova. West Virginia University Press (forthcoming).
“The Abstract and the Concrete in Jeanne-Claude and Christo's Oil Barrels” (co-written with Marija Cetinić) Saturation. Eds. Rafico Ruiz and Melody Jue. Duke University Press (forthcoming).
" Climate Realism: Letting Climate Change Theory ." (co-written with Marija Cetinić and Lynn Badia) introduction to Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere, London: Routledge (forthcoming).
“ Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere in the Anthropocene ” (co-written with Lynn Badia and Marija Cetinić) Resilience 7.2-3 (Summer / Fall 2020).
“Heliotropism at the Terminal Beach,” Large Glass 2 7/28 (Winter 2019).
“Resource Radicalism and the Solar System of Black Empire” Open Library of the Humanities special issue on “Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy” 5.1 (September 2019)
"Petrocultures 2.0." (co-written with Imre Szeman) introduction to Energy Cultures. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2019.
"Introduction." (co-written with Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman) introduction to The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
"Five Theses on Sabotage in the Shadow of Fossil Capital." (co-written with Mark Simpson) Radical Philosophy 2.02 (June 2018).
“Околната среда на капитала” (“The Environment of Capital” translated by Irina Samokovska), Dversia 11 (Spring 2018).
Phantasmagorias of Energy: Toward a Materialist Critique of Energy and Economy (co-written with Brent Bellamy) Mediations 31.2 (Spring 2018).
"Four Genres of Affect Theory." (co-written with Marija Cetinić) A Companion to Critical and Cultural Studies. Eds. Sarah Blacker and Justin Sully. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
Infrastructure. Fueling Culture: Energy, History, Politics. Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
“From Fields of Wheat to Fields of Value: The Energy Unconscious of The Octopus ,” Western American Literature 51.4 (Winter 2017).
“Energyscapes, Architecture, and the Expanded Field of Postindustrial Philosophy,” Postmodern Culture 26.2 (January 2016).
"Three Theses on Energy and Capital." Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 (March 2016) special issue on "Energy Humanities."
"Envisioning the Energy Humanities: An Introduction." (co-written with Brent Bellamy) Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.3 (March 2016) special issue on "Energy Humanities."
"Forward" to Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén, Energy and Experience. Chicago and Alberta: MCM 'Press, 2015.
"The Cultural Work of Architecture: Fixed and Social Capital at FIAT." Mediations 28.1 (2014).
"Post-industrialization in the Present Tense." Internships: Journal of the Liverpool Biennial , Vol. 0, No. 1. (December 2013).
"Monumental Oil." (co-written with Marija Cetinic) American Book Review 33.3, special issue on “Petrofictions” (March / April 2012).
d) Book Reviews
"Communizing Currents." Rev. of Communization and its Discontents , ed., Benjamin Noys. Criticism 57.3 (Summer 2015).
“Architectural Positions.” Rev. of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture , Pier Vittorio Aureli. Reviews in Cultural Theory 3.1 (January 2012).
INTERVIEWS & NON-SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
"The Bifurcation of Amsterdam's Terminals and Tourists: Urgenda and Beyond." (co-written with Simon Roy) FRAME 33.1 (May 2020).
"Money Matters," Heroin 6.2 (April 2019).
"Energy-Bearing Media." Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 03: Bearing, Blackwood Gallery (March 2018).
"Extractivism," Crisis 3 (July 2018).
"Innovation is a Dirty Word for Automation, and Neither Will Save Us From Fossil Fuels," Heroin 5.1 (December 2017).
“Beyond Petroculture: Strategies for a Left Energy Transition,” with Imre Szeman, Canadian Dimension 51.1 (Winter 2017).
“Transition in a Petro Province? The Alberta NDP in Office, ”Interview for Socialism and Democracy 30: 2 (July 2016): 187-202.
Letters to _____: On the Inexhaustibility of Exhaustion, with Marija Cetinić, GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine Spring 2014: http://gutsmagazine.ca/slider/letters-2/