The Team

The EHN team is made of contributors who volunteered to serve in these capacities. 

Content Editor

Amelia Brackett

Executive Content Editor / Series Co-Editor for Tools for Change

Anna Guasco

Content Editor

Bava Dharani

Executive Review Editor

Deniz Karakaş

Founder

Elizabeth Hameeteman

Review Editor / Series Editor for Politics of Nature

Emily Webster

Outreach Coordinator

Emma C. Moesswilde

Review Editor

Evelyn Ramiel

Editor-in-chief

Genie Yoo

Review Editor

Josephine Goldman

Review Editor

Katherine Cheung

Content Editor

Katie Kung

Review Editor

Lívia Regina Batista

Content Editor

Morgan P. Vickers

Podcast Host

Natalie R. Wilkinson

Content Editor

Natascha Otoya

Executive Fundraiser / Series Co-Editor for Tools for Change

Ramya Swayamprakash

Content Editor

SindI-Leigh McBride

Content Editor

Teja Šosterič

Content Editor

Trang Dang

Content Editor

Amelia Brackett

Amelia Brackett Hogstad (she/her) is a community (aka urban or land use) planner in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2023 with a PhD in History, studying the history of Canada lynx in Colorado. Prior to planning, Amelia worked as a public historian on projects that allowed her to study the history of urban apple trees, develop oral history projects on the histories of agriculture and science, and enact community-based research and curation practices.

Executive Content Editor / Series Co-Editor for Tools for Change

Anna Guasco

Anna Guasco (she/her) is EHN’s executive content editor and also the co-editor of our Tools for Change series. She’s a PhD candidate and Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral work focuses on histories, narratives, and environmental justice issues surrounding the migration and conservation of gray whales along the North American Pacific Coast. Anna holds a BA in American Studies from Carleton College and an MSc in Environment, Culture and Society from the University of Edinburgh, and her prior professional work includes working as a national park ranger in California. 

Content Editor

Bava Dharani

U Bava Dharani (she/her) is a content editor for EHN. She’s a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Sussex. Her research aims to interrogate how colonial and racial logics have informed the construction of Singapore as the Green Financial Hub of Asia. Bava is especially grateful to scholars that have developed conceptual frameworks such as racial capitalism, decolonial ecology, and postcolonial theory. 

Executive Review Editor

Deniz Karakaş

Dr. Deniz Karakaş (she/her) is a review editor for EHN. She is trained as an architect and studied art and architectural history. She holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and most recently was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Dept III at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Much of her work has centered on the relations between people and landscapes, particularly in the early modern Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Currently, she is working on a book that makes different aspects of Istanbul’s water infrastructure visible across multiple scales to cast light on the complex, multilayered entanglements between the ‘natural’ and ‘the built’ worlds in the early modern period while also broadening our understanding of these categories at present.

Founder

Elizabeth Hameeteman

Dr. Elizabeth Hameeteman (she/her) founded EHN in 2018. She’s currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin, and obtained her PhD in History at Boston University in 2022. 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-World War II period. Originally from the Netherlands, Elizabeth has a background in Law and American Studies.

Review Editor / Series Editor for Politics of Nature

Emily Webster

Dr. Emily Webster (she/her) is a review editor for EHN. She’s an Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Health and Medicine at Durham University. Her research focuses on the ecology of historical epidemics, drawing on contemporary biology and ecology alongside traditional historical methods to tell multi-species, multi-scalar histories of infectious disease that ground humans in their physical environments. She is currently working on her book project, Infectious Ecologies: A Biological History of Epidemics in the Urban British Empire, and a series of articles that examine the relationship between historical ecology and geographies of knowledge in the 19th century British imperial periphery.

Outreach Coordinator

Emma C. Moesswilde

Emma C. Moesswilde (she/her) is EHN’s outreach coordinator. 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 1540-1816. 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.

Born and raised in midcoast Maine, Emma has lived and worked in rural communities and environments for much of her life, including projects with Maine Farmland Trust and Maine Conservation Voters. She earned a B.A. cum laude in History and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College in 2018, and an M.A. in History from Georgetown in 2021. Her scholarly work has contributed to publications such as Nature and H-Environment and been featured in Active History and NiCHE. Emma also co-hosts the podcast Climate History. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she can often be found looking for dinner ingredients at the farmers’ market or exploring parks with her dog, Mouse.

Review Editor

Evelyn Ramiel

Evelyn Ramiel (xey/xeir) is a review editor for EHN. After completing an MA at York University about human-microbe relations on Japanese warships, xey are writing a dissertation on the ecological and animal history of Japanese character merchandise, also at York University. On xeir off days, xey create and publish personal zines that range from collage picture books to surrealist visual essays about digital dolphins. Through both the dissertation and personal projects, Evelyn argues that media studies and history need to get weirder and more compassionate if scholars want to reach our readers and students in traumatic times. 

Editor-in-chief

Genie Yoo

Dr. Genie Yoo (she/her) is EHN’s editor-in-chief. She’s a historian of early modern and modern Southeast Asia, working at the intersection of history of science, medicine, environment, and religion. Genie is a Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow on Global Slaveries at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she is exploring the role of enslaved individuals and ritual specialists in mediating the natural knowledge of the spice islands. She received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2022.

Review Editor

Josephine Goldman

Josephine Goldman (she/her) is a casual academic at the University of Sydney. Her recently completely PhD project, entitled “Diving into heavy waters: Water and gender in contemporary francophone Caribbean and Oceanian art and literature”, explored how cultural and gender identity shape expressions of human-water relationships, the transnational networks of connection present in local imaginaries of water, and the capacity of water as a material which holds onto the past and incubates imaginations of new futures. She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and will soon be awarded her PhD from University of Sydney. She has published in the Australian Journal of French Studies, Francosphères, Literature & Aesthetics and French Studies Bulletin. Alongside Dr Giulia Champion, she is co-organiser of the Oceans ECRP Working Group, a multidisciplinary group of salt- and fresh-water scholars which meets bi-monthly – please get in touch if you are interested in joining!

Review Editor

Katherine Cheung

Katherine is a junior scholar with a background in bioethics, currently working as Health Science Policy Analyst on data sharing, stationed with the NIH. She holds a Masters in Bioethics from New York University. She principally works on bioethical issues related to psychedelics, such as the value of the psychedelic experience and the place of meaningfulness in medicine. Other philosophical interests include philosophy of emotion, aesthetics, environmental ethics and all things plants.

Content Editor

Katie Kung

Katie is a PhD candidate in Environmental Humanities at the Rachel Carson Centre, LMU Munich, and an affiliate with the International Doctoral Programme at the University of Augsburg. Her research explores invasive species and the violent care that it often invokes for a certain vision of ecological future.

Review Editor

Lívia Regina Batista

Dr. Lívia Regina Batista (she/her) is a content editor for EHN. She earned a PhD in Environmental Law at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and her research interests include the intersection between environmental issues and intellectual property rights, climate change, international transfer of climate-related technologies, and environmental racism. Lívia currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus.

Content Editor

Morgan P. Vickers

Morgan P. Vickers (they/them) is a content editor for EHN. They are a writer, researcher, community historian, ethnographer, and PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of California at Berkeley. Morgan’s work illuminates Black geographies and ecologies, placemaking, federal dam and reservoir projects, moral geographies, community memory studies, and questions of belonging. Their current work focuses on swamplands, dam/nation, and drowned Black towns of the New Deal era.

Podcast Host

Natalie R. Wilkinson

Natalie R. Wilkinson (she/her) is 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.

Content Editor

Natascha Otoya

Natascha Otoya (she/her) is a content editor for EHN. She joined the History PhD program at Georgetown University in 2017. Her research focuses on the development of the oil industry in Brazil in the first half of the twentieth century. Natascha is particularly interested in human/nature interactions and how different groups, like politicians and scientists, viewed such interactions. Additionally, her research interests overlap with the field of history of science, as geology is a central element in the search and exploration of petroleum in Brazil, and she hopes to further develop collaborations with this branch of the natural sciences. Before coming to Georgetown, Natascha completed a Master’s degree in Social History at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. Non-academic interests include cycling, swimming in the ocean, and a new-found love for yoga. 

Executive Fundraiser / Series Co-Editor for Tools for Change

Ramya Swayamprakash

Dr. Ramya Swayamprakash (she/her/Amma) is EHN’s executive fundraiser and also the co-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.

Picture credit: Gary Caldwell Productions for @eastlansinginfo.

Content Editor

SindI-Leigh McBride

Sindi-Leigh McBride is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. Her interests include contemporary art and literature, climate change, youth and work. She holds a PhD in African Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland where she is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for African Studies.  At the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, she works as the Climate Change Thematic Lead on the u’GOOD research programme on young people and relational wellbeing. Her short stories and arts writing have appeared in numerous outlets, and she is a co-editor of Lost Libraries, Burnt Archives (2023).

Content Editor

Teja Šosterič

Teja Šosterič (she/her) is a content editor for EHN. She is a doctoral candidate at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), which is a part of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). She has previously worked as a lecturer at LMU’s Amerika-Institut and as an editor at the RCC. Her doctoral work at the RCC focuses on climate fiction novels and examines how neoliberal ideology shapes contemporary North American literary works that engage with the ecological crisis and its material reality. She aims to combine political sciences, history, and comparative literary studies in an effort to improve our understanding of human responses to the climate emergency.

Content Editor

Trang Dang

Trang Dang (she/her) is a content editor for EHN. She’s a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, and has a BA and an MA in English Literature from Oxford Brookes University. Her project focuses on Jeff VanderMeer’s weird fiction, exploring narratives of co-existence between humans and nonhumans and the role of new weird novels in portraying the current climate crisis. Trang’s main research interests are contemporary literature, cli/sci-fi, critical theory, and continental philosophy. She has published on the topics of animal studies, American culture and politics, and contemporary critical theory concerning the Anthropocene. 

Former Team Members

Former Series Editor for Tools for Change

Nicole Welk-Joerger

Former Content Editor

Shelby Brewster

Former Content and Review Editor

Asmae Ourkiya

Former Content Editor

Anastasia Day

Former Community Coordinator

Lindsay E. Marshall

Former Content Editor

Diana M. Valencia-Duarte

Former Executive Review Editor

Alyssa Kreikemeier

Former Series Editor for Tools for Change

Nicole Welk-Joerger

Dr. Nicole Welk-Joerger (she/her) is the former editor of our Tools for Change series. Currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at North Carolina State University, she is interested in how capitalist ideals have transformed human and nonhuman bodies. Nicole’s first book will focus on U.S. preoccupations with bovine bodies and the long history of American attempts to mold them into symbols of health and sustainability.

Former Content Editor

Shelby Brewster

Dr. Shelby Brewster (she/her) is a former content editor for EHN. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Michigan State University, where she is Associate Editor of the Public Philosophy Journal. Shelby received her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021. Her scholarly interests include environmental humanities, theories of (post)humanism, and editorial theory and practice. Shelby’s work has been published in Performance Research, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, and Theatre Journal, in addition to several online venues.

Former Content and Review Editor

Asmae Ourkiya

Dr. Asmae Ourkiya (they/them) is a former content and review editor for EHN. They recently obtained a PhD in Ecofeminism from Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick. Asmae’s dissertation, titled “Queer Ecofeminism: From Binary Environmental Endeavours to Postgender Pursuits,” navigates environmental politics by revisiting ecofeminism through an intersectional lens that enmeshes climate justice with matters revolving around sexuality, gender, race, and far-right politics. They have over 10 years of experience as a writer, researcher, editor, mentor, and consultant, and works towards bridging the gap between the humanities and climate sciences.

Former Content Editor

Anastasia Day

Anastasia Day (she/her) is a former content editor for EHN. She’s a doctoral candidate in History and Hagley Scholar in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture at the University of Delaware. Anastasia identifies as a historian of environment, technology, business, and society, themes that collide uniquely in food. Her dissertation is entitled “Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front.”

Former Community Coordinator

Lindsay E. Marshall

Dr. Lindsay E. Marshall (she/her) is EHN’s former community coordinator. She’s a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds a PhD in History from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in Liberal Arts from Stanford University. Lindsay studies the connection between public memory, K-12 education, Native history, and the history of the horse in the American West. Lindsay’s scholarship seeks to re-center Native people and Native history in North America’s historical narratives and public memory. She also serves as social media director for Natsu Puuku, a program dedicated to preserving wild horses and teaching Comanche horsemanship in Oklahoma.

Former Content Editor

Diana M. Valencia-Duarte

Dr. Diana M. Valencia-Duarte (she/ella) is a former content editor for EHN. After completing a PhD in History at the University of Exeter, she currently a Lecturer in the History of the Global South at Aberystwyth University. In her research, Diana combines rural studies and food security theory with environmental history methods, aiming for practical impact and to inform food production debates.

Former Executive Review Editor

Alyssa Kreikemeier

Dr. Alyssa Kreikemeier (she/her) is EHN’s executive review editor. She recentely obtained her PhD in American Studies at Boston University, and also holds an Ed.M. with concentrations in engaged research and intercultural exchange from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation explored explores the historical development of air in the North American West, drawing upon cultural landscape studies, public history, and Native American and Indigenous Studies.