Keith K. Miyake, Ph.D. (he/they) is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Their current teaching and research span political economic geography, environmental justice and governance, racial capitalism, Asian/American Studies, geographical information science (GISc), the carceral state, and abolition geographies.
Keith received a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) in Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College in Engineering with a minor in Asian American Studies. They received a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Studies Department at the University of California, Davis, as well as a Dissertation Fellowship with the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Keith served as a GC Digital Fellow, on digital research initiatives and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. They also worked as a graduate assistant for the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
They were a collaborator on two separate National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded summer institutes: a K-12 educator program titled “Asian Americans in New York: Film and Literature,” and a CUNY-centered initiative, “Building Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom.”
Prior to graduate study, Keith worked as an environmental engineer, taught K-12 math and science, was a co-founder of a college preparation company in Beijing. They’ve also held jobs as a camp counselor, computer scientist, and electrical and mechanical fabricator and machinist.
Keith is a proponent of free and open source/libre software, digital privacy, cryptography, and GNU/Linux. They use Arch, btw.