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Adam Romero provides coal products tree to Atlantic article

Coal Products Tree

An archival image collected by IAS faculty member Adam Romero was recently highlighted by environmental sociologist Rebecca Altman in The Atlantic. Altman's article, "How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World," explores the use of tree metaphors in naturalizing the products of the chemical industry.  Professor Romero acquired the image titled, ‘Coal Products Tree’ at ...

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Adam Romero co-edits newly published Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken

Genealogies of Environmentalism

IAS faculty member Adam Romero, in collaboration with S. Ravi Rajan and Michael Watts, is co-editor of Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glackenrecently released by The University of Virginia Press. In 1967, Clarence Glacken published Traces on the Rhodian Shore, considered one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. This volume collects previously unpublished works written by Glacken following the publication of Traces.

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Adam Romero publishes “Chemical Geographies”

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IAS faculty member Adam Romero published a co-authored article, “Chemical Geographies,” in GeoHumanities.  The article is a collection of essays that arose from a conference panel on Chemical Geographies organized by Romero and Matt Huber (Syracuse University) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  

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Adam Romero wins 2017 Vernon Carstensen Award

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IAS faculty member Adam Romero has won the 2017 Vernon Carstensen Award for best article in Agricultural History, the journal of record in the field. Romero's article, “‘From Oil Well to Farm’: Industrial Waste, Shell Oil, and the Petrochemical Turn (1927-1947),” explores the emergence of petroagriculture in California in the interwar period. It tells the story of how two industrial waste products of California’s petroleum industry became industrial agriculture’s chemical salvation ...

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Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner, Jin-Kyu Jung, Santiago Lopez, and Adam Romero present research at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco

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Five IAS faculty members presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, March 29 - April 2. Christian Anderson presented a paper on “performative infrastructure as an urban social force” as part of a session called “outside the wage: spaces, politics, possibilities.” Ben Gardner ...

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