Environmental Humanities Graduate Program

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Environmental Humanities Graduate Program
1995 De Trobriand Street, FD 618A
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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Environmental Humanities Graduate Program
618A FD
CAMPUS MAIL

Phone

Jeffrey McCarthy, Director
(801) 585-7052

Natasha Seegert, Graduate Advisor
(801) 587-6156

Fax

(801) 587-6162

Email

Jeffrey McCarthy, Director
j.mccarthy@utah.edu

Natasha Seegert, Graduate Advisor
n.seegert@utah.edu

 

Letter from the Director

Welcome to the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah -- a masters degree preparing students for careers as environmental leaders and thinkers.

These are exciting times in the field of environmental humanities, and the University of Utah is already making its mark in this emerging discipline. Our students train alongside distinguished environmental figures like Terry Tempest Williams, Subhankar Bannerjee, Wade Davis and Alexandra Fuller. With this foundation they emerge to engage our culture’s most urgent environmental problems and to offer it the most creative environmental solutions.

Here in our historic sandstone building -- flush against the Wasatch mountains -- a community of learners and thinkers trains to lead the next generation of environmental journals, non-profits, academic programs and government agencies. These are carefully educated, well-connected change-agents. They are versed in creative expression, ethics, literature, language and history. Atop all this, we immerse our minds in this glorious western landscape through field study, research opportunities and extended time at our ranch in the 300,000 acre Centennial Valley.

Utah alumnus Wallace Stegner called our west “the native home of hope” and said we have “a chance to create a society to match its scenery”. Well I hope that now is the time for the environmental humanities to govern the unfolding collision between human necessity and natural limits. This is the work that needs to be done and the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program is the west's best chance for doing it.

I invite you to look around our website, consider our commitments, see the great things these students are accomplishing and then get involved. I’d be glad to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Director
Environmental Humanities Graduate Program

 


Meet Natasha Seegert, Our New Graduate Advisor and Administrative Assistant
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Natasha Seegert is thrilled to work with the passionate graduate students in the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program. She holds a PhD in Environmental Communication, an MS in Environmental Education, and a BS in Environmental Studies. Natasha has over 10 years of experience advising, counseling, and teaching students in the environmental field.

Her doctoral research in environmental visual rhetoric examines how social media (photographs, YouTube videos, blogs, etc.) frame our relationship with the environment.

She has had scholarly articles published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, in Philosophy & Rhetoric, in the Journal of Ecocriticism, and a book chapter included in Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality, and Power. She is currently completing a book titled Rewildings: Animate Rhetoric, Queer Beasts which explores the intersection of humans, animals, and digital images.

Natasha worked for ten years in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Utah in the roles of Advisor, Assistant Director, and Associate Director. She has also worked and volunteered for numerous environmental organizations including two years of employment with Wasatch Community Gardens. Outside of work, Natasha can be found hiking, gardening, knitting, playing board games, cooking, and enjoying films.

 

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Born and raised in eastern Pennyslvania, I am a transplant to Utah. I am extremely pleased to be joining the Environmental Humanities program and for the opportunities I see here at the university. - Read more...


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Last Updated: 8/14/14