Environmental Humanities Speaker Series


Thinking at the End of the World: The Work of the Environmental Humanities

September 7, 2022

A landfill piled high with trash

The speaker for this virtual event is Stephanie Foote, Jackson and Nichols Chair and Professor of English at West Virginia University.

Gathering Futures: Speculative Fiction as Transformative Possibility During the Climate Crisis

October 3, 2022

Phoebe Wagner
Phoebe Wagner

The speaker for this event is Phoebe Wagner, writer, editor, and academic working at the intersection of climate change and speculative fiction.

Fractures of Memory: Indigenous Futurisms and Experiential Symbolism

October 19, 2022

Ethan Brown and Federico Cuatlacuatl
Ethan Brown and Federico Cuatlacuatl

The speakers for this event are Ethan Brown, Pamunkey artist and filmmaker and Karenne Wood Native Artist-in-Residence at the HRC, and Federico Cuatlacuatl, artist and filmmaker.

WAMPUM Framework: Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

November 3, 2022

Kelsey Leonard
Kelsey Leonard

The speaker for this virtual event is Kelsey Leonard, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo.

Water and Land: Indigenous Performance as Invitation to Action

November 10, 2022

Bethany Hughes
Bethany Hughes

The speaker for this virtual event is Bethany Hughes, assistant professor in the Department of American Culture and a core faculty member in the Native American Studies Program at the University of Michigan.

The Recovery of Cherokee Author John Milton Oskison (1874-1947)

November 17, 2022

Lionel Larre
Lionel Larré

The speaker for this event is Lionel Larré, president of Bordeaux Montaigne University, where he teaches American history with a focus on Native American history and on representations of Native Americans.

The Seed Keeper Reading and Discussion

November 17, 2022

Diane Wilson
Diane Wilson (Photo credit: Sarah Whiting)

The speaker for this event is Diane Wilson, writer, speaker, educator, and author of "The Seed Keeper" (Milkweed, 2021).

Growing Kale, Shifting Power and Building Food Sovereignty

February 21, 2023

Malik Yakini
Malik Yakini

The speaker for this event is Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.


March 2, 2023

Heather Davis
Heather Davis

The speaker for this event is Heather Davis, assistant professor of Culture and Media at The New School in New York.

Do Whales Judge Us?: Interspecies History and Ethics

May 1, 2023

Bathsheba Demuth
Bathsheba Demuth, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Bathsheba Demuth, Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown University.

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