In my latest article for Unsustainable Magazine, I unapologetically brought my academic research on affect to bear on our current climate emergency. I hope it contributes to the discussion of how we react to the climate apocalypse in a good way.
I wrote a review of an excellent edited collection of solarpunk essays. You should read it here, and then go read the book.
Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures. Edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Christopher Wieland. West Virginia UP, 2022. 208pp. Paperback $26.99. Ebook $26.99.
On May 11, I’ll be participating (virtually) in a roundtable at “Situated Solar Relations: Rethinking scale for the renewable energy age” at Concordia University, hosted by the Solar Media Collective. Catch me at Roundtable 1: Art, Literature, & the Aesthetics of Hopeful Futures.
This is an article that I wrote back in the spring of 2019 for publication in Geez 54, an issue dedicated to climate justice. It came out of my research and thinking at the time, much of which was informed by solarpunk.
In May 2022, Chelsea Miya, Nick Beauchesne, and I all collaborated on a podcast (which you can listen to here), and reflected on that in a paper that we presented at the SpokenWeb Symposium at Concordia University in Montreal. This ShortCuts episode was recorded shortly after that presentation and is a reflection on the archival audio and the process of collaboration across Zoom as academics.
Basically, what it sounds like. The author reached out to me over email back in December and we had a conversational back-and-forth and this is the result. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
It’s hard, when you’re in graduate school, to prioritize your physical health. Mental health awareness campaigns, resources, all that good stuff is made available (at least at my institution) in what on good days I think is evidence of the way that society is changing to recognize the holistic nature of our ontological health, and…
Typing posts up is exhausting and takes my mental energy away from where it needs to be (e.g. my thesis, maybe), so I’m not going to be making any more gigantic posts about theory – or, well, I won’t be pushing myself to do so, at least until my dissertation is over and done with….