Welcome, Rikki Nadkarni-Longino
Rikki Nadkarni-Longino is our first Environmental Humanities Community Practitioner-in-Residence.
The Community Practitioner-in-Residence Program is a semester-long residency for community leaders who use the tools of humanities and culture to further environmental and climate justice and aims to forge reciprocal relationships between community practitioners and the Environmental Humanities Program. Rikki’s residency will occur for the duration of the Spring '21 semester.
“As the Environmental Humanities Practitioner-in-Residence, I envision a process of connection, organization, action and reflection. Each student will have the opportunity to develop their own unique process related to food sovereignty and community resilience. Using this region’s interconnected network of resources and organizations, I will guide them to be agents of ecological and social remediation. At the end of the semester, the collective efforts of the cohort will be compiled into a multimedia zine (non-commercial magazine) and submitted for publication."
Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Environmental Humanities intends to bring a practitioner-in-residence to the University each semester through 2023.