Robin Nagle’s research considers the category of material culture known generically as “garbage,” with an emphasis on the many forms of labor and infrastructure it requires as well as the organizational demands it imposes on urban areas. She has recently published Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City with Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2013).  Robin Nagle is the Director of the Draper Program, an interdisciplinary master’s program within NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.