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Faculty Feature: Eric Robertson

Faculty Feature: Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson is the writing instructor for the Environmental Humanities Program in Spring 2022. He is also on the faculty of the Honors College at the University of Utah. He teaches the writing courses and helps develop the curriculum for the Ecology and Legacy minors. His research and published works are in queer ecology, exploring how nonprocreative bodies find themselves within social narratives and to what socio-biological ends queer bodies might become integral participants in human ecology. Eric is also an alumni of the Environmental Humanities Program!

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Alumni Spotlight: Morgan Lawrence

Alumni Spotlight: Morgan Lawrence

Through fire, forest, salt, and sky, Morgan lives and works to ground herself in the ecosystems of the American West. As an ORISE USDA Climate Change Communications Fellow, she translates climate science and develops communication materials related to climate change in forestry, agriculture, and rangelands. Prior to working at the Northwest Climate Hub, Morgan worked for four years as a wildland firefighter, and for three years as an environmental educator in Rocky Mountain and Denali National Parks.

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Welcome, Alastair Lee Bitsóí!

Alastair Lee Bitsóí

We are so excited to welcome Alastair Lee Bitsóí as our Spring ‘22 Practitioner-in-Residence! Alastair is from the Navajo Nation community of Naschitti, below the Chooshgai Mountains on the New Mexico–Arizona state line. He is currently the Southern Utah reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. He has been an award-winning news reporter for the Navajo Times and communications director for the Indigenous-led land conservation nonprofit Utah Diné Bikéyah. His consulting business, Near the Water Communications and Media Group, trains media, nonprofits, businesses, and governments in cultural sensitivity.

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Community Engagement Spotlight: Anne Whitehouse

Community Engagement Spotlight: Anne Whitehouse

Anne Whitehouse is a recent graduate of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program (December 2021). Last summer, Anne interned with Seven Canyons Trust, a local nonprofit dedicated to daylighting and restoring the impaired waterways of the Salt Lake Valley. Urban waterways was a theme of her thesis as well, which explored the relationships between women and urban waterways under colonial rule in Pak T’ae-won’s 1938 novel Scenes from Ch’ŏnggye Stream.

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Alumni Spotlight: Tiana Birrell

Alumni Spotlight: Tiana Birrell

Tiana Birrell is a multimedia artist and curator from Massachusetts. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MS in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. She currently resides in Salt Lake City where she investigates the copious amount of water and energy used by data centers in Salt Lake and Utah Valley. She uses photography, video, projections, installations, and performative lectures to consider these questions as well as bring these invisible structures into visibility.

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Last Updated: 8/21/21