Shannon Cram participates in a symposium at Duke University

Shannon Cram presented at the Politics of Dwelling in the Anthropocene symposium at Duke University. Hosted by the Asian Pacific Studies Institute, the symposium centered around two primary questions: “How do anthropogenic activities both jeopardize and constitute the very grounds of our coexistence? How do people navigate complex landscapes amidst global realities of unsettling disparities,...

May 7, 2024

Shannon Cram wins the Cultural and Political Ecology Outstanding Book Award

Shannon Cram won the 2024 Cultural and Political Ecology Outstanding Book Award. Given to one book annually by the Association of American Geographers’ Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, this award celebrates authors that “demonstrate leadership through broadly influential, critical, and innovative thinking.” Cram’s book, Unmaking the Bomb: Environmental Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility,...

May 7, 2024

Shannon Cram presents at the LA Times Festival of Books

Shannon Cram participated in a panel about nuclear weapons at the 2024 LA Times Festival of Books. Cram discussed her recent book, Unmaking the Bomb: Environmental Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility in conversation with investigative journalists Sarah Scoles, Annie Jacobsen, and Margot Roosevelt.

May 7, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson Gives Author Talk for California State University Faculty

Jennifer Atkinson gave an author talk at CSU to launch her new book, The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World. The talk was live-streamed for all 22 campuses of the California State University System, and is now available to view on YouTube. Atkinson co-edited the book with Dr....

May 2, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson gives keynote talk at OSU on Collective Climate Action

Jennifer Atkinson gave a keynote talk for the new series on “Collective Climate Action: Inspired Organizing for Our Future” as part of Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project. The Collective Climate series was launched to bring together the practical wisdom of environmental science, the clarity of philosophy, and the transformational power of the written word...

April 23, 2024

Yolanda Padilla publishes on the Latinx essay for the Cambridge History of the American Essay

Yolanda Padilla published a chapter titled “Latinx Culture and the Essay” in The Cambridge History of the American Essay. In her overview of this important but neglected genre, Padilla identifies three especially significant strands of the Latinx essay: the crónica, which has its roots in Latin American journalistic traditions, the personal essay, and the radical...

April 17, 2024

Jennifer Atkinson and California High School Students Channel Climate Anxiety into Climate Justice Solutions

To help students overcome hopelessness around climate change by focusing on justice-oriented action, Jennifer Atkinson has partnered with Northwood High School in Irvine, CA to guide students through the emotional rollercoaster of their environmental curriculum. Last fall, Atkinson worked with 70 students in Northwood High School’s “Interdisciplinary Climate Exploration” class to provide readings, hands-on classroom...

January 11, 2024

Becca Price and co-authors publish a feature in CBE-Life Sciences Education

Professor Becca Price and co-authors publish ‘Annotations of LSE Research: Enhancing Accessibility and Promoting High Quality Biology Education Research‘ a feature about the annotations of articles that she and her colleagues publish on the website for the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education. The feature reviews the 10 articles that have been annotated thus far, exploring how...

January 11, 2024

Shannon Cram’s Unmaking the Bomb named one of the Best Books of 2023 by Kirkus Reviews

Shannon Cram’s new book, Unmaking the Bomb: Environmental Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility, was named one of the ‘Best Books of 2023‘ by Kirkus Reviews. Unmaking the Bomb investigates the politics of waste, exposure, and cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a former weapons complex in Washington State. Once the heart of American plutonium...

December 19, 2023