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Jennifer Atkinson: 'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson was featured in an article on climate grief on NBC News.  The article, "'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change," cites Atkinson’s seminar as one of the few nationally to take up this important issue.

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Jennifer Atkinson interviewed on "Constant Wonder"

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson was interviewed about her new book, Gardenland, on "Constant Wonder" (BYU Radio). Her talk highlights the historical development of garden writing in the United States and discusses the desires, anxieties, ideologies, and social movements that underlie this genre.

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Jennifer Atkinson at Climate Science on Tap!

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson joined a panel of climate experts including Meade Krosby (UW Climate Impacts Group) and Sarah Myhre (UW Oceanography) to speak on the topic of Environmental Grief & Hope at Climate Science on Tap! The Climate Science on Tap program is a partnership between Cascadia Climate Action and the University of Washington that offers public panel discussions to build community understanding of, and engagement with climate change, its related causes, impacts, and solutions. 

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Jennifer Atkinson publishes Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson published Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice with University of Georgia Press (Aug 2018). As she argues in this new study of our nation's romance with gardens, gardening literature is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas; it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope and frustration, and tells a story about how Americans have invested grand fantasies in the common soil of everyday life. Given the popularity of gardening practices today, we are increasingly aware that gardens appeal to desires for beauty, community, creative expression, contact with nature, and meaningful work.  Yet ...

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution on "Cultures of the Garden: The Hidden Histories of an American Obsession" (an author panel with Jennifer Atkinson and Dr. Robert S. Emmett). Atkinson's talk previewed her forthcoming book, Gardenlandin which she argues that gardening literature is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas: it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope and frustration, and tells a story about how Americans have ...

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