Thinking Spatially: Mapping Politics and Polarization
Throwback Thursday | Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we return to the question, what can studies of environment tell us about African American experiences? In his recent book, Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), Richard Mizelle argues that blues music, Richard Wright’s stories, NAACP documents, and black newspapers open a window onto a more thorough understanding of the Mississippi River flood of 1927—the most destructive flood in U.S.
Throwback Thursday | History and Future of Big Data for Population Research
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we return to the “History and Future of Big Data for Population Research” (2014).
Throwback Thursday | Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomics of a Deadly Spillover
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look to the first human outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, by far the largest and most extensive recorded to date anywhere, which began in forest villages across four districts in southeastern Guinea as early as December 2013.
Throwback Thursday | Building Power via Community Care
This Thowback Thursday, we return to an important conversation with Monica O. Montgomery, who shares cultivation methods, engagement strategies, and cultural advocacy practices to enrich your socially responsive practice. Liberated space is right below your feet as you discover your role in championing change. Find inspiration in heritage and community histories and seek justice in museums, society, and beyond.
Throwback Thursday | More than the Mississippi: The River as ‘Here’
For this week’s Thowback Thursday, we return to the keynote address of the 2015 Sawyer symposium entitled “The Once and Future River: Imagining the Mississippi in an Era of Climate Change.”
Human in the Data Fellowship Profile: Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker is using cartography to highlight inequalities in environmental and health decision making and to empower suppressed community voices.
Throwback Thursday | When Art and Science Collide
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we look to a unique collaboration between science and art.
Throwback Thursday | Settler Colonial Legacies: U.S. Racial Formation, American Exceptionalism and White Nationalist Xenophobia
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re returning to this ever timely conversation from September 2017. Evelyn Nakano Glenn takes the British settler colonial origins of the U.S. seriously by arguing for its foundational importance and continuing significance in American political and social formations. The talk examines how American national identity, racial stratification, and central concepts such as sovereignty, citizenship, property, and freedom developed in the context of territorial expansion, encounters with exogenous others, reliance on chattel slavery, and mass immigration.