When I first initiated my doctoral project, I wasn’t thinking of any specific gender issue.
Telling Time in Antarctica
To put it most basically: how can you come to real conclusions regarding time in a place that for many months of the year, there is no day or there is no night?
Toxic Beauty: Poisonous Colours in the Artificial Flower Industry
Disease, death, and pollution are not the first words that usually come to mind when thinking about colour.
Human Fragility: The Condition We Fight To Escape
Environmental crises, as a specific brand of crises, have a peculiar knack for not only exposing the nonsensical nature of many of our institutions and hierarchies by rendering them impotent but for also making plain human fragility.
Encountering Clams: An Experience of Ancient Knowledge and Present Subsistance
Clam digging is wholly dependent on the rhythms of the shore. Beds are exposed when the tide is low, which is itself related to the patterns of the moon. Lowest tides often happen to be in the middle of the night, especially during a full moon.
Cows on the Colorado: The History of Dairy Colonialism and Mohave Health
Indian Affairs officials from Washington D.C. to the Lower Colorado River believed that milk, dairy, and beef (in other words, cows) would save the Indians in more than one way.
The Forest that Grows Itself, The Poem that Writes Itself
How do you make a palm tree grow on the page? How do you capture the feeling of April? These are the kinds of questions that William Stanley Merwin’s poetry may be able to answer.
Rewilding Heritage: A Personal Response
Feral. The viscerality of this single word was enough to capture my attention. I had no idea that this book would introduce me to something so frighteningly obvious that I was almost angry that this concept was so new to me.
Understanding Women’s Contributions to Ecological Field Research
I had written almost exclusively about men. That’s something I realized after finishing my book manuscript.
The Dinosaurs that Live Among Us: Revisiting Questions of Time and Place in Urban Parks
Through the course of my PhD research, I found myself escaping with increasing frequency to parks of different kinds in the cities I made home.