Nuns and farmers work together at Sinsinawa Mound, seeking justice and enchantment in bean patches. Margaux Crider gives us an inside look.
Ethnographer Frances Roberts-Gregory describes the importance of embracing ‘Black girl reliable’ and supporting frontline communities.
What is it to be in this body, here, now? Addie Hopes recommends what to read while we shelter in place and rethink what it means to care for one another.
And it might just be the quirky, queered, Icelandic feminist ecowarrior movie you’ve been waiting for.
“We can’t contain water.” Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis discusses the environmental inequalities and queer rhythms of the elusive fluid.
In light of the US government’s controversial proposal to define gender as a “biological fact,” a trans scholar and artist critiques the use of “nature” to limit the messy, multidimensional reality of gender identity and expression.
Plastic shapes us even as it contributes to our destruction. A performance studies scholar shares her creative approach to teaching about plastic and identity in an unavoidably plastic world.
An ecocritic had just finished a book chapter on Sherman Alexie’s poetry when accusations about his sexual misconduct went viral last spring. She asks if environmental humanities scholars should continue to engage with the work of abusers, and why certain writers and scholars come to dominate our archives in the first place.
A historian implicates the canning industry in the rise of the industrial food system and our current public health crisis. And yet, she says, maligning canned food is not the answer.
Long before Tide Pods, laundry soap was made from organic ingredients with familiar names and smells. When corporations started selling detergents made from synthetic chemicals, they had to redefine what clean smelled like.