Shannon Cram receives fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center

Shannon Cram

IAS faculty member Shannon Cram received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center where she will be a Writer in Residence for two weeks in January.  The focus of Cram's residency will be her current book project, Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, which explores the complex politics of remediation at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Home to more than two-thirds of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste and the largest environmental cleanup in human history, Hanford is tasked with managing toxic materials that will long outlast the United States and its regulatory policies. Unmaking the Bomb uses a critical ethnographic approach to examine the embodied uncertainties and structural impossibilities integral to that effort.