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 […]

Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Andrea Ballestero on Infrastructure, Sponges, and Aquifers

Andrea Ballestero is assistant professor of anthropology at Rice. She looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. You can learn more about Dr. Ballestero and her work here. Underground water: from infrastructure to sponges An infrastructural turn is haunting academia. The explosion of projects and scholars interested in […]

Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

CENHS is proud to present “Thinking With Oil and Water,” a lecture by Professor Stephanie LeMenager. Among other work, Prof. LeMenager is the author of Living Oil: Petroleum Culture and the American Century. Learn more about her work here. Oil and water continue to fashion a productive opposition through which to imagine the value of the Humanities’ contributions to imaginative […]