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Community Engagement

Practitioner-in-Residence Program

The Community Practitioner-in-Residence program is a semester-long residency for community leaders looking to use the tools of humanities and culture to further environmental and climate justice.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, Environmental Humanities invites a practitioner-in-residence to the University each semester. Learn more about each semester's practitioners-in-residence on our blog.

The residency program aims to forge reciprocal relationships between community practitioners and the Environmental Humanities Program. Benefits include a $20,000 award, access to University libraries and faculty, and potential sustained collaboration with passionate Environmental Humanities students. Practitioners should live in Utah, preferably Salt Lake or the greater Wasatch Front.

Expectations of the Practitioner

  • Develop a project of personal and community interest that furthers their work for environmental and climate justice using humanities tools, such as storytelling, art, public history, culture, creative writing, communication, language, and ethics
  • Develop a public presentation to be given at one campus-based location and one community-based location
  • Advise Environmental Humanities students on community engaged learning, activism, and job opportunities via office hours and classroom/lecture  appearances
  • Bridge the gap between the academy and community
  • Attend lunches and talks organized by the Environmental Humanities Program
  • Coordinate community engagement opportunities for students, such as field visits or volunteering with a community group



Last Updated: 2/13/24