Ecotones Now: Episode 1.8 ft. EHN’s Executive Team

It’s the finale of Ecotones Now’s first season! In this episode, co-hosts Emma and Natalie chat with members of EHN’s executive team about the past year and what’s in store for the future of EHN. Thank you for sticking with us – we’ll be back in March with Season 2!
In the meantime, check out our website for updates more work from EHN’s fabulous contributors.

Emma C. Moesswilde (she/her) is EHN’s outreach coordinator and co-host of Ecotones Now, EHN’s companion podcast. She’s a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Georgetown University. Her dissertation project investigates the relationships between climate change and agricultural practice by examining rural experiences of and adaptations to seasonal variability across the British Northern Atlantic from 1690-1816. Emma is committed to incorporating multidisciplinary methods and evidence to understand how rural communities responded and adapted to climate change over the course of the early modern period.

Natalie R. Wilkinson (she/her) is co-host of Ecotones Now, EHN’s companion podcast. She recently received her MA in History at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to OU, she studied Film at the San Francisco Art Institute. Natalie’s research interests lie in history of ecology and resource management.

Dr. Elizabeth Hameeteman (she/her) is the executive editor of EHN, and created this platform in 2018. She recently obtained her PhD in History at Boston University. Her dissertation, titled “Pipe Parity: Desalination, Development, and the Global Quest for Water in the 1950s and 1960s,” explored the role of desalination as a seemingly viable adaptation strategy to reduce the impact of water scarcity and climate variability in the post-WWII period. Originally from the Netherlands and now based in Berlin, Elizabeth has a background in Law and American Studies.

Dr. Ramya Swayamprakash (she/her/Amma) is an assistant executive editor for EHN and also the editor of our Tools for Change series. She’s an Assistant Professor in Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. A transnational and interdisciplinary environmental scholar who doctoral work focused on rivers, dredging, and the place of nature in the Great Lakes, Ramya’s research has been published in academic and public-facing avenues. She takes tea and dredging (not necessarily in that order) seriously. In addition to her work on the Great Lakes, Ramya is now going back to her earlier interest in dams in post colonial India. As a survivor of domestic abuse and as a single parent, Ramya’s scholarship is driven by a commitment to social/ecological justice and equity.

Dr. Diana M. Valencia (she/ella) is an assistant executive editor for EHN. She recentely received her PhD in History at the University of Exeter. Her research focused on food security and food sovereignty in the Colombian peasant landscape, reviewing impacts on food culture and agroecosystems resulting from the practical resolution of Agrarian Reforms and counter-reforms. A Colombian herself, Diana is a multidisciplinary investigation, combining rural studies and food security theory with environmental history methods, aiming for practical impact and to inform food production debates. She makes the case for communities and their territories by giving voice to the peasantry as subject and agents of their own history.

This episode can also be listened on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
For a transcript, click here.

This show is produced and edited by Emma Moesswilde and Natalie Wilkinson, with music provided by Natalie Wilkinson and Christine Murphy. Special thanks to Elizabeth Hameeteman. For more on Ecotones Now, click here. Thanks for listening!