Michael Truscello

PhD. (Waterloo)

Office: EA3118
Phone: 403.440.8513
E-mail: mtruscello@mtroyal.ca

Michael Truscello is an Associate Professor in English and General Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and a member of the Petrocultures research cluster at the University of Alberta. His research interests include anarchism, the politics and poetics of infrastructure, petrocultures, and media studies. He is the author of The Infrastructure Society (forthcoming,MIT Press), which examines the politics and poetics of infrastructure through contemporary artistic forms such as film, literature, and photography. He is co-editor with Ajamu Nangwaya of Why Don't The Poor Rise Up? (AK Press, 2017). He is also developing Infrastructure and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which he co-edits with Daniel Paré.

In 2013, he co-edited with Uri Gordon a special issue of Anarchist Studies on anarchism and technology. In 2012, he explored The New Topographics, Dark Ecology, and Energy Infrastructure in the journal Imaginations. And his analysis of the materiality of the road in the Road Movie genre appears in the 2012 anthology from McGill-Queen’s University Press, Hit The Road, Jack: Essays on The Culture of the American Road.

In 2011, he released the documentary film Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity. He is currently developing a short film on suicide and politics, based on an interview with Franco "Bifo" Berardi.

He would like to acknowledge that he lives and works on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot, Sarcee, and Nakoda peoples.