Curriculum Vitae

Keith K. Miyake

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis

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Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center,CUNY, New York, NY


Dissertation Title: “Institutionalizing Environmental Justice: A Geographical History of Environmental Impact Assessment”
Dissertation Chair: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Dissertation Committee Members: Rupal Oza, Tom Angotti

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA


Graduated with High Distinction, Minor in Asian American Studies

Grants and Fellowships


Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Davis

2016 - 2018

American Studies Department
Faculty Mentor: Julie Sze

Graduate Center Digital Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2013 - 2016

Funding to assist students, faculty, and research centers with digital humanities projects.

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2013 - 2014

Dissertation writing fellowship and seminar on “Remaking Worlds: Insurgencies, Revolutions, Utopias.”

Provost’s Office University Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Supplemental stipend for digital humanities work involving The Graduate Center, CUNY research centers.

Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2009 - 2014

Five-year merit award including tuition and stipend.

Research Grants

The Graduate Center, CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative Knickerbocker Award


$3,000. Funding for archival research in American Studies.

The Graduate Center, CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative Summer Research Grant


$5,000. Research and travel grant to participate in the Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory.

Additional Honors & Awards

Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory (SECT VIII)


Sponsored by the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Summer research seminar at American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Letter of Commendation, Dean of Academic Affairs, Harvey Mudd College


For “Superior Academic Performance” and graduating with “High Distinction” (95th percentile)

Dean’s List, Harvey Mudd College

2001 - 2004

Sigma Xi, National Scientific Research Society, Harvey Mudd College


Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Harvey Mudd College


Letter of Commendation, Dean of Students, Harvey Mudd College



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Not just a walk in the park: Methodological improvements for determining environmental justice implications of park access in New York City for the promotion of physical activity.”


Miyake, K.K., A.R. Maroko, K.L. Grady, J.A. Maantay, and P.S. Arno. Cities and the Environment. 3(1):article 8. 17 pp.

Working Papers

“U.S. Empire and the Institutionalization of Environmental Knowledge”


Individual Working Paper Session. Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.


Invited Lectures

“Police, Pollution, and Prisons: Environmental Justice and the Racial Environmental State”


Colloquium Speaker, Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

“When the Environmentalists joined the Abolitionists: Race, environmental policy, and social change”


Public lecture, Environmental Analysis Program, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

“More than Just Green: Race, Environment, and the State Since 1970”


Public lecture, Environmental Studies Department, San José State University, San José, CA

Conference Presentations

“Carceral Environments and the Racial Environmental State”


American Studies Association, Annual Conference, Toronto, ON

“Racializing Environmental Policy: Urban Renewal and the National Environmental Policy Act”


Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

“The Present and Future of the Digital Graduate Center” (Panelist)


The CUNY Integrative Technology Conference, New York, NY

“Surviving or Thriving: Asian American Studies at CUNY” (Invited Panelist)


Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AARI), Annual Conference, New York, NY

“Encountering Empire in Environmental Epistemologies”


Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

“A Biopolitics of Place: The Institutionalization of Environmental Justice”


Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

“Geography Towards Revolution: in Honor of Professor Neil Smith” (Panel organizer and discussant)


Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

“U.S. Empire and the Institutionalization of Environmental Knowledge”


Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

“Myths & Realities for Asian Pacific American Faculty & Students” (Invited Panelist)


CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference, New York, NY

“Critical Reflections on Environmental Impact Assessment”


Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, New York, NY

“Fostering Student-Based Media: A Look at the Academic Medium” (Panelist)


The CUNY Integrative Technology Conference, Annual Conference, New York, NY

“Radical Pedagogy in the Classroom: A view from the graduate student” (Panelist)


Association of American Geographers (AAG), Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

“The Relationship between Park Accessibility and Socio-demographic Factors in New York City: A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Park Accessibility” (Poster presentation)


Nature, Ecology, and Society (NES), Annual Colloquium, New York, NY

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses

Asians in the U.S.


Adjunct Instructor, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
Course website:
Interdisciplinary introductory course in Asian/Pacific/American Studies. Reading- and writing-intensive seminar-style course.

Introduction to Geography

2010 - 2011

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY
Course website:
Survey course covering a range of fields within physical and human geography.

Additional Teaching Experience

Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound, La Jolla, CA


High School Teacher and Resident Advisor
Courses: Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
Taught intensive summer math sessions and served as an advisor to students in biomedical and life science internships at Scripps Research Institute, Sea World, UC San Diego, and a VA Hospital.

North Park Middle School, Pico Rivera, CA


Middle School Teacher
Courses: Algebra 1 and Life Sciences

Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda, CA


Student Teacher
Courses: Algebra 1 and Geometry

Professional Work Experience

GC Digital Fellow

2013 - 2016

Digital Scholarship Lab, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Part of the The Graduate Center, CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative. Responsibilities include leading workshops, advising students and faculty in digital humanities praxis, collaborating on digital scholarly projects, and supporting digital initiatives throughout the university.

Graduate Assistant and Web Developer

2010 - 2013

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and Mellon Committees on Globalization and Social Change, Science Studies, and the Study of Religion, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Responsibilities included organizing lectures and symposia, digital video production, web development, and other administrative tasks.

Freelance GISc Consultant

2009 - 2013

North Star Fund, New York, NY
Responsibilities included developing web- and print-based maps of power outages and the resulting projects funded through a legal settlement.
Project website:

Senior Staff Engineer

2006 - 2010

ARCADIS-US (formerly LFR, Inc.), Costa Mesa, CA
Responsibilities included designing and monitoring environmental remediation systems, oversight of field operations and technical staff, project management, and maintaining and developing environmental data collection and storage systems.

Co-Founder and Educational Director

2005 - 2006

Prodigy Learning Studio, Beijing, China
After-school educational enrichment and activity center startup. Responsibilities included general business operations, developing educational curricula, publicity and outreach, and investor relations.

Development and Research Assistant

2001 - 2002

Asian Pacific Community Fund, Los Angeles, CA
Responsibilities included conducting community health-needs assessments, grant writing and reporting, and developing client relation management database.

Additional Research Experience

Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY


Primary Investigators: Juliana Maantay, Jayajit Chakraborty, and Jean D. Brender
U.S. E.P.A. Project: “Proximity to Environmental Hazards: Environmental Justice and Adverse Health Outcomes”

Workshops and Resource Guides

Introduction to Programming with Python


Basics of using the Python programming language including syntax, structure, and build environments. Announcement.

Digital Storytelling with Maps: CartoDB


Introduction to the use of CartoDB for basic GIS. Workshop and online tutorial cover data management and creating various types of maps. Announcement and online tutorial.

Introduction to the Command Line


Digital scholarship workshop on using the command line. Announcement and handout.

Introduction to DHBox


Digital scholarship workshop introducing the DHBox (Digital Humanities in a Box) teaching and learning suite.

Digital Storytelling Using StoryMaps


Digital scholarship workshop introducing the use of basic thematic maps to visualize data using the ESRI StoryMaps platform. Announcement

Github for Everyone: Intro to Git and Tracked Online Collaborative Development

2013, 2014

Digital scholarship workshop introducing the basics of online collaborative development software using Git and the Github platform. Announcement and Resource Guide

Introduction to Cloud Storage and Data Management

2013, 2014

Digital scholarship workshop on using cloud storage and other digital tools for data management and other scholarly activities. Announcement and Resource Guide

Organizing Your Research with Zotero and Mendeley

2013, 2014

Workshop on the basics of setting up and using Zotero and Mendeley Desktop citation management software for research and writing. Announcement and Resource Guide

Academic Service

University Service

Digital Initiatives Master’s Degrees Committee, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2015 – 2016

Member of a team developing degree programs in digital studies and data visualization

The Advanced Research Collaborative, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2013 – 2015

Website development, fellowship program development. Website

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2011 - 2015

Website development, videography, and event programming.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2010 - 2015

Elected Student Representative. Executive Committee (2010-2015) and Curriculum Committee (2010-2012).

Asian Americans in New York: Film and Literature, Hunter College, CUNY


Summer seminar for K-12 educators, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Webmaster and programming assistant.

Search Committee: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Search Committee: Graduate Center Digital Fellows, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Revolutionizing American Studies Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Website Development., The Graduate Center, CUNY


Elected board member

Doctoral Students Council, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Elected Student Representative. Funding and Grants Committee, Student Technology Fee Committee, College Association Representative, At-Large Representative.

Asian American Sponsor/Mentor Programs, Claremont Colleges


Invited Workshop Facilitator

Asian Pacific Islander Sponsor Program at Harvey Mudd College


Founder and Co-Director. Incoming student mentoring program. Secured institutional funding and space. Trained other peer mentors. Organized programming efforts.

Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, Claremont Colleges


Student Representative. Curriculum development. Multiple faculty search committees.

Manuscript Reviews

Journal of Urban Health

People and the Environment

Society & Natural Resources

Professional Affiliations

Association for Asian American Studies

Association of American Geographers

American Studies Association

Critical Ethnic Studies Association

Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Association

Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society