A Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties and Prospects," CU Boulder
At CU Boulder I was the postdoctoral fellow for a Mellon Sawyer Seminar, funded by a Comparative Study of Cultures grant, and organized by Erin Espelie, Brianne Cohen, Lori Peek, and Andrew Cowell. This seminar works in partnership with the NEST Studio for the Arts, the Natural Hazards Center, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the Art & Art History Department. You can read more about the seminar, and follow student work and online public lectures from leading environmentally focused scholars, here. I am now assisting Erin and Brianne with the editing work for a publication emerging from the series.
At the Mississippi Headwaters. Photo credit: Sara Černe
Humanities Without Walls
As a graduate laboratory participant, I took part in a 2018-2020 grant funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation for a collaborative research project entitled "Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates: The Mississippi River Valley, Colonialism, & Environmental Change". The project is lead by Kelly Wisecup (Project Leader & PI, Northwestern), Vicente Diaz (Co-PI, Minnesota) and Christopher Pexa (Coordinator, Minnesota). For a full list of the participants, from five institutions, see this link, and for more information about the project, see this article. In 2021 we are continuing to work on web publishing short articles and interviews on the above.
Headlands Short Film Project
"40 writers and filmmakers, coming together in Aotearoa, creating film for an anxious world."
Other collaborative & community-based initiatives I support and have volunteered for:
The American Indian Association of Illinois's "Native Scholars" after-school homework initiative