Editorial Board

The Edge Effects editorial board is composed of graduate students and a faculty advisor from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

Managing Editor

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Richelle Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary analysis of IKEA as a site of Swedish nationalism and her broad research interests include contemporary literature and film, labor studies, and public humanities. She is a talk radio producer at WORT 89.9 FM, producer of the Collegeland podcast, and copy editor for DialogueTwitter. Contact.


Faculty Advising Editor

Mario Ortiz-Robles is the Mellon-Morgridge Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he teaches courses on nineteenth-century European literature, the history of the novel, and animal studies. He is the author of The Novel as Event (2010, Michigan), Literature and Animal Studies (2016, Routledge), and co-editor of Narrative Middles (2011, Ohio State). He is currently working on a book-length project on literary naturalism. Contact.


Editorial Board

Kuhelika Ghosh (she/her) is a Literary Studies Ph.D. student in the English department. Her research interests lie at the intersections of postcolonial literature and the environmental humanities. She is particularly interested in questions of multispecies justice, posthumanism, and feminist new materialisms within postcolonial diasporas. Contact.


Carly Griffith is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography. She holds an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University, and her current research looks at legal geographies of property, energy development, and inheritance in the northern Great Plains. WebsiteTwitter. Contact.


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Addie Hopes (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department (Literary Studies). She’s a former Managing Editor of Edge Effects (2018-2019; 2020-2021), an editorial assistant at Contemporary Literature, and a Fiction editor at The Hopper. When she’s not writing a dissertation about documentary ecopoetry, she’s thinking about queer and feminist approaches to mermaids and speculative multispecies worlds. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Twitter. Contact.


Justyn Huckleberry is a Ph.D. candidate in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and a Center for Humanities HEX scholar. Her current research focuses on how people experience different types of conservation and extractive-industry development-induced displacement differently. She holds an M.L.A. in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley. Twitter. Contact.


Ben Iuliano is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. His current research focuses on the conservation of beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes, using lady beetles in Wisconsin as a model system. Ben is broadly interested in multispecies justice, food systems, and the political economy of agriculture. He holds an M.Sc. in Agroecology from University of Wisconsin–Madison. Website. Twitter. Contact.


Marisa Lanker is a Ph.D. student in the Nelson Institute’s Environment & Resources program. Her current research on smallholder farmers in Guatemala examines how narratives of indigeneity connect to distinct formations of agrobiodiversity and inform food sovereignty outcomes. She holds an M.S. in Agroecology from University of Wisconsin–Madison. Contact.


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Juniper Lewis (they/them) is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology. Their work focuses on how young people at Christian summer camps think about religion, nature, and themselves. Outside of their research they love to think and talk about queerness, sewing, and table top rpgs. Contact.


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Weishun Lu is a Ph.D. student in the English Department (Literary Studies). Her research interests include contemporary poetry and ethnic humor. In particular, she looks at affective relations evoked by politically engaged literature and rhetoric. Contact.


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Clare Sullivan is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Department. She studies drivers of deforestation in Colombia, and the impacts of different types of environmental governance on cattle, farmers and landscapes. She holds an M.I.A. in Environmental Policy from Columbia University. Contact.


Podcast Team | Audio Editors

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Carly Griffith is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography. She holds an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University, and her current research looks at legal geographies of property, energy development, and inheritance in the northern Great Plains. WebsiteTwitter. Contact.


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Justyn Huckleberry is a Ph.D. candidate in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and a Center for Humanities HEX scholar. Her current research focuses on how people experience different types of conservation and extractive-industry development-induced displacement differently. She holds an M.L.A. in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley. Twitter. Contact.


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Ben Iuliano is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. His current research focuses on the conservation of beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes, using lady beetles in Wisconsin as a model system. Ben is broadly interested in multispecies justice, food systems, and the political economy of agriculture. He holds an M.Sc. in Agroecology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Website. Twitter. Contact.


Previous editorial board members of Edge Effects include: Bailey Albrecht, Mohammed Rafi Arefin, Adam Behrman, Nicole Bennett, Jake Blanc, Rachel Boothby (Managing Editor), Helen J. Bullard, Charles Carlin, Oindrila Chattopadhyay, William Cronon (Faculty Advising Editor), Doron Darnov, Daniel Grant, W. Nathan Green, Spring Greeney, Rachel Gross, Brian Hamilton (Managing Editor), Elizabeth Hennessy (Faculty Advising Editor), Nathan Jandl (Managing Editor), Mary-Kate Keran, Adam Mandelman (Managing Editor), Jessica Montez, Eric Nost, Travis Olson, Laura Perry (Managing Editor), Carl Sack, Rebecca Summer (Managing Editor), John Suval, Sara Gabler Thomas, Emmanuel Urey, Stepha Velednitsky, Kate Wersan, Kaitlin Stack Whitney.