Editor’s Note: It’s EHN’s three-year anniversary this week! We’re celebrating all week long by featuring one piece every day to mark the occasion. But first, a word from our founder, Elizabeth Hameeteman.
For the past three years, EHN has been a volunteer-based platform that showcases the environmental-related work of graduate students and early career scholars who identify as women, trans and non binary people.
I am proud that EHN features work from scholars from around the world, in different languages, and representing work from various fields, including American Studies, Anthropology, Critical Policy Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Education, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Literature, Religion, Science and Technology, and Sociology. I hope EHN continues to serve as a multi-faceted snapshot of what environmental history is and can be, as experienced by graduate students and early career scholars working in and around the field at large.
More than anything, I am grateful that our contributors have entrusted EHN with their pieces, from their research to their personal musings—and for the incredible EHN team who has helped along the way. I am indebted to Shelby Brewster, Anastasia Day, Alyssa Kreikemeier, Lindsay Marshall, Natascha Otoya, Asmae Ourkiya, Evelyn Ramiel, Diana M. Valencia, Emily Webster, and Nicole Welk-Joerger who chose—and will continue—to help out on all-voluntary basis. Their involvement has allowed EHN to grow while giving me some much-needed time, space, and energy to focus on my own work.
Through the coming year, I expect EHN to continue to share weekly postings, and I look forward to seeing how we example our outreach activities and community building. While I am unsure where I will be by EHN’s fourth anniversary, as I plan to defend my dissertation this fall, I am certain of one thing: EHN is here to stay.
*Cover image: iStock.
[Cover image description: illustration of five hands grouped together in a huddle.]