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Community Engagement Spotlight: Natalie Slater

Community Engagement Spotlight: Natalie Slater

Natalie Slater is a second year student and Mellon Community Engagement Fellow. In partnership with the nonprofit Art Access, Natalie created and is facilitating an artist collaborative called Embodied Ecologies that looks at environmental health issues in Salt Lake from the lenses of environmental justice and disability justice.

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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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Mellon Community Fellows Presentation

Mellon Community Fellows

Join the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program for a presentation from the Mellon Community Fellows on their work to further environmental justice. Doug Sam and Riley Sayers will discuss their local community partnerships and the ways they use humanities tools to further environmental justice. This fellowship and our program's efforts to further environmental justice is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Faculty Feature: Danielle Endres

Faculty Feature: Danielle Endres

Danielle Endres is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Humanities Program. She recently received a National Science Foundation grant to research practices of energy democracy in Puerto Rico. Her research and teaching expertise lies in environmental communication, social movements, and Indigenous studies.

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Last Updated: 8/21/21