New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018
New Materialism, Environmental Justice, and Digital Sites of Resistance: Figuring the Cyborg Activist

Below is a shortened version of Annie Culver’s essay that won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing. Annie is a PhD student in English at Rice University. 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 […]

CFP – SfAA 2019 (Portland) – Global and Local Narco-Environments

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018
CFP – SfAA 2019 (Portland) – Global and Local Narco-Environments

Dimensions of the Global and Local Narco-Environments The panel will be held at the 2019 SfAA Conference in Portland (Oregon), which takes place on March 19-23. The deadline for paper abstracts (100 words) will be October 5th. Please email either Carter or Marcos if you have any questions. Contact: Marcos Mendoza Contact Information: Dept. of […]

Call for Papers: Practicing Anthropology: Special Issue Focused on ‘Storying Climate Change’

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018
Call for Papers: Practicing Anthropology: Special Issue Focused on ‘Storying Climate Change’

Climate change is impacting life everywhere on the planet, yet the evidence is not enough to mitigate human behavior or initiate transformations in the economy, corporations and states. Anthropologists can contribute to societal responses through personal and community narratives. Stories broaden a public understanding of climate, encourage empathy in human experiences of disaster, and connect […]

Assessing Solar and Wind Complementarity in Texas: A 2018 Greene Prize Excerpt

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018

Below is an excerpt from Rice undergraduate student Joanna Slusarewicz’s winning essay for the 2018 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 writing by students at Rice. In 2016, the competition was […]

Houston A Year After Harvey

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018
Houston A Year After Harvey

Jim Blackburn—special guest for our podcast episode, “Harvey’s Aftermath“—will be the featured speaker at “Houston A Year After Harvey,” hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on August 30th. The event will also include panelists Tom McCasland, the director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Houston; Mary Anne Piacentini, the executive director […]

CENHS @ Rice U. researchers’ documentary on melting glacier to premiere Aug. 17 in Iceland

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018
CENHS @ Rice U. researchers’ documentary on melting glacier to premiere Aug. 17 in Iceland

HOUSTON – (July 30, 2018) – A new documentary film produced by Rice University anthropologists about what was one of the smallest glaciers in Iceland will premiere Aug. 17 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The film’s title, “Not Ok,” refers to the nickname for Okjökull, which in 2014 became the first of Iceland’s glaciers to lose its “glacier” title. Scientists […]

Curatorial Vacancies at the National Museum of American History

Posted by on May 23, 2018
Curatorial Vacancies at the National Museum of American History

Read below for information about two new curatorial positions available at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) in Washington, D.C.! The position is Curator of the History of Technology with a focus on energy production or engineering, broadly conceived.  The museum has terrific collections in each of these areas and are particularly strong in […]

From Wasteland to Carolina Gold

Posted by on May 1, 2018
From Wasteland to Carolina Gold

When Europeans colonized the Americas, one major challenge they faced was new environmental contexts. But in addition to the lack of knowledge Europeans had with respect to flora, fauna, and climate, they also faced a major environmental obstacle in how to imagine a colonized landscape. Colonizers had ideas about what economic activities—at first extractive through […]

Living in the Future’s Past Screening and Q&A with Timothy Morton and Susan Kucera

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018
Living in the Future’s Past Screening and Q&A with Timothy Morton and Susan Kucera

Join Rice University’s Timothy Morton and Director Susan Kucera this Sunday, April 22 for the WorldFest theatrical showing of the documentary film Living in the Future’s Past presented and produced by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges.   Living in the Future’s Past is a beautifully filmed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Jeff Bridges, alongside […]

Congrats to our predoc fellow Katie Ulrich for receiving NSF GRFP fellowship

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018
Congrats to our predoc fellow Katie Ulrich for receiving NSF GRFP fellowship

Katie Ulrich, a predoctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) and a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, received a fellowship from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This prestigious fellowship is highly competitive—only 2,000 recipients are selected from over 13,000 applicants. […]