Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

On this week’s episode of the Cultures of Energy podcast Cymene processes the news of the clearance of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock with the help of Jaskiran Dhillon (New School). They talk about the origins of the #NoDAPL resistance, what it achieved, the new front lines of the struggle and what will […]

“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017
“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Today at 2pm, the emboldened task force detailed with removing protesters at Oceti Sakowin camp will begin making arrests and forcible evictions. I say “emboldened” because, as we know, history has shown how violent leadership gives violent license well beyond the purview of any one leader. The model of fear and intimidation running rampant in our nation […]

Cultures of Energy 6: DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017
Cultures of Energy 6: DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Cultures of Energy 6 will take place April 13th-15th at Rice University in Houston, TX. Detailed schedule coming soon!

Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017
Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Cymene and Dominic take a break from the political chaos and happily nostalgize the 1970s. Then (13:57) to help us better understand what kind of carbon autocracy/democracy we’re living in these days, we welcome to podcast political theorist, historian and zen master of all things carbon, Timothy Mitchell from Columbia University. Tim explains that autocracy […]

Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017
Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Cymene and Dominic talk acupuncture, evil clone henchmen, environmentally questionable NYT recipes, and the interpretation of dreams. Then (15:30) we are joined by Jessica Barnes, author of Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke UP 2014), from the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. We talk about how […]

Ep. #55 – Gabrielle Hecht

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017
Ep. #55 – Gabrielle Hecht

In a fittingly bizarre intro for these political times, Cymene and Dominic share weird fantasies and actual plans for resistance. We then (11:57) welcome to the podcast renowned historian and ethnographer of nuclear energy, Gabrielle Hecht from the University of Michigan, author of Being Nuclear and The Radiance of France (MIT Press). Gabrielle tells us […]

Ep. #54 – Saving Environmental Data (feat. Michelle Murphy & Nick Shapiro)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017
Ep. #54 – Saving Environmental Data (feat. Michelle Murphy & Nick Shapiro)

Dominic and Cymene briefly review The Disaster (week 1) and remind themselves that the best way to resist the schemes of evil rich men is to make full use of our strengths as a diverse majority. Turning to concrete projects that we should all be getting excited about and involved in, we happily welcome (8:51) […]

Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017
Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

Cymene and Dominic talk about, what else, the future tomorrow will bring. To sprinkle a little comedy on our tragedy, [12:37] Dominic has a chance to catch up with old friend Jón “Houstonsson” Gnarr, famed Icelandic writer, actor, comedian, former mayor of Reykjavík, co-founder of The Best Party, and now part-time Texan. Jón explains why […]

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Interim Curator-Anthropocene

FT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, INTERIM CURATOR-ANTHROPOCENE  The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is seeking a post-doctoral fellow and interim curator for the Anthropocene. This position has a limited term of two years, although there is the possibility of extension if the fellow/curator is successful and further funding is developed. The position’s primary responsibility is to work […]

Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017
Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Cymene and Dominic talk secret information, anxious white masculinity, emotional labor and neoliberal America’s bus to nowhere. Then (17:48) Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild joins us to talk about her five year long foray among Louisiana Tea Party supporters that led to her marvelous book, Strangers in their own Land (New Press), a National Book […]