On a cool October morning in 2019, I visited Babu on his small plot of farmland, now a lush patchwork of vegetables that his wife sells at weekly markets in nearby towns.
This blog post is an excerpt drawn from my thesis where I foreground the life and curatorship of Dr. Dorothy Newton Swales (1901-2001), the first woman to curate the McGill University Herbarium.
This is an invitation to get to know, learn and remember the life stories of women who care for and defend nature and their territories.
Ecocriticism is founded on a desire to seek out non-hierarchical modes of thinking, which makes it a close cousin to feminist, queer, Marxist, and postcolonial theories.
As climate-related research warns us, the need for a transition towards fossil-fuel-free ways of producing energy is undeniable at this point in history.
[…] looking at Black discourses around the energy debates of the 1970s indicates a sense of continuity rather than change. Black activists pointed out that many people in the U.S. had never, in fact, had access to middle class lifestyles.