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The Long 2020: Stacy Alaimo, Frédéric Keck, and Jennifer Gabrys
Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for the first in our Spring lineup of events focusing on The Long 2020. This first event will feature a discussion with Stacy Alaimo (Oregon), Frédéric Keck (CNRS-Collège de France-EHESS), and Jennifer Gabrys (Cambridge University). Stacy Alaimo will discuss epistemological rupture and anthropocenic speculation in the Long 2020; Frédéric Keck will talk about the history of ecological “warning signs” leading up to the climate crises of the Long 2020; and Jennifer Gabrys will speak about breathing in relation to environmental pollution, environmental and social justice, Covid, and BLM.
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About the Speakers:
Stacy Alaimo (English, Environmental Studies, Oregon) researches and teaches across the environmental humanities, science studies, animal studies, American literature, cultural studies, and critical theory, focusing, more specifically, on developing models of new materialism, material feminisms, environmental justice, and, most recently, the blue (oceanic) humanities. Her publications include Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (Minnesota 2016); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana 2010); and Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell, 2000).
Frédéric Keck is Director of Research at the Laboratory of Social Anthropology (CNRS-Collège de France-EHESS). His recent research involves the history of social anthropology and contemporary biopolitical questions raised by avian influenza. His publications include Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts (Duke 2020), Un monde grippé (Flammarion 2010), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, entre philosophie et anthropologie (CNRS Editions 2008), and Claude Lévi-Strauss, une introduction (Pocket-La découverte 2005).
Jennifer Gabrys is Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at Cambridge University. She leads the Planetary Praxis research group, and is Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project, “Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies.” She also leads the Citizen Sense and AirKit projects, which investigate the use of environmental sensors for new modes of citizen involvement in environmental issues. Jennifer is the author of How to Do Things with Sensors (Minnesota 2019); Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (Minnesota 2016); and Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (Michigan 2011).