Ep. #77 – Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017
Ep. #77 – Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Dominic and Cymene expose the truth behind a rabid raccoon attack and then (16:46) former CENHS star Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (now Yale-NUS) joins the podcast to talk about his book Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture (U Chicago Press, 2015). Matthew reminds us how much the threat of “peak oil” and energy depletion was […]

Ep. #76 – Greta Gaard

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017
Ep. #76 – Greta Gaard

Cymene and Dominic speak ecological truth to nostalgia and then (16:09) welcome to the pod Greta Gaard, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and, once upon a time, a co-founder of Minnesota’s Green Party. We all know ecofeminism is back but Greta reminds us how it never really went away. She […]

Ep. #75 – Claire Colebrook

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017
Ep. #75 – Claire Colebrook

Cymene and Dominic speculate about fonts and life after academe. Then the fantastic Claire Colebrook joins us on the pod. We begin by discussing her recent two volume collection, Essays on Extinction (Open Humanities Press, 2014) and what got her interested in thinking about extinction in the first place. We talk about whether human existence […]

Ep. #74 – Amelia Moore

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017
Ep. #74 – Amelia Moore

Cymene and Dominic process today’s news about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as well as yesterday’s ExxonMobil shareholder insurrection, which will force the company to start measuring the size of its carbon bubble. Then (18:03) we turn to sunnier places and faces and welcome Amelia Moore from the University of Rhode Island to […]

2017 Greene Prize winners announced!

Posted by on May 31, 2017
2017 Greene Prize winners announced!

The Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Endowed by the family of alumnus David Greene (’93), the Greene Prize was established in 1998 to encourage the creation, dissemination, and recognition of original environmental […]

Call for Papers: Problems of method in the social study of energy and climate change

Posted by on May 31, 2017
Call for Papers: Problems of method in the social study of energy and climate change

Energy and climate change are intimately related, as the main causes of climate change have to do with the production, politics, organisation and technology of energy. Social processes, rooted in prevailing models of capitalism and development, and the associated patterns of energy production and use, are altering world ecology and society. Researching questions of energy […]

Ep. #73 – Jennifer Wenzel

Posted by on May 25, 2017
Ep. #73 – Jennifer Wenzel

Dominic and Cymene talk about the carbon footprint of war, the best paper airplane design and map out an adventure to the center of climate change. Then (15:13) Jennifer Wenzel from Columbia University’s Department of English and Comparative Literature joins us to talk about her long and varied career in energy humanities. We start off […]

Ep. #72 – Alexei Yurchak

Posted by on May 18, 2017
Ep. #72 – Alexei Yurchak

To help us sort through a week dominated by spiraling Russo-American political intrigue, we welcome (13:01) to the podcast Berkeley anthropologist, Alexei Yurchak, analyst extraordinaire of all things late Soviet and post Soviet, and author of the award-winning Everything was Forever Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (Princeton, 2005). We trace the […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 ENST minors!

Posted by on May 13, 2017
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 ENST minors!

Introducing Rice University’s 2017 Environmental Studies (ENST) program graduates! CENHS is proud to announce that Rice’s Environmental Studies minor program has six new graduates! Please join us in congratulating (left to right above) Meredith Glaubach, Jake Krauss, Lauren Howe-Kerr, Kevin Pisters and Veronica Johnson. Missing from the photo is Josh Morse, who also graduated this […]

Ep. #71 – Mike Hulme

Posted by on May 11, 2017
Ep. #71 – Mike Hulme

Dominic and Cymene hide in the bushes to talk existential terror and low carbon pleasure. We then (10:23) chat with famed geographer Mike Hulme, author of Can Science Fix Climate Change? and Why We Disagree About Climate Change, about his 35 years of research on climate. We talk about the many meanings of the term […]