Dr. Joseph (J) Mohorčich
Office Phone: 718-960-8420
Office: Carman Hall, 364
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.A., Occidental College, M.A.; Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Infrastructure studies, pragmatism, science and politics, urbanism, literature and power relations, and the work of John Dewey, Michel Foucault, and Shulamith Firestone
Dr. J. Mohorčich earned his Ph.D. in political science at Johns Hopkins University. He has previously taught at Johns Hopkins and the University of Mannheim. At Lehman, he teaches courses in American politics, political philosophy, and science policy.
His research interests include pragmatism, urbanism, and intersections of science and politics, especially the ways that critical infrastructure services (e.g., delivering nutrition, contraception, potable water, electricity, shelter) structure politics. He recently published a chapter describing the effects of constructing global networks of computational power as well as articles about how GMOs, nuclear power, and biofuels can be used to understand the development of cell-cultured meat. He has also published work with the Sentience Institute, where he is a research fellow, on social change and technology adoption.