The Sustainability Studies Colloquium Series continues on
Thursday, April 2, 2015, with its fourth and final event—a guest lecture by
Professor Greta Gaard from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium. Please also
join us on Friday, April 3, for coffee and conversation with Gaard
from 9:00–10:00 a.m. in Nicholson Library, Leonard Hall.
Greta Gaard is professor of English at the University of
Wisconsin, River Falls. At the
intersections of feminism, environmental justice, queer studies, and critical
animal studies, Gaard’s work has explored a wide range of issues, from
children’s environmental literature and maternal profiling to interspecies
justice, material perspectives on fireworks and space exploration, postcolonial
ecofeminism, and the eco-politics of oil pipelines.
She has written or co-edited several books,
including Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature (1993), Ecofeminist Literary Criticism (1998),
and Ecological Politics: Ecofeminists and
the Greens (1998), in which she documents the evolution of the U.S. Green
Movement. Her most recent volume,
co-edited with Simon Estok and Serpil Oppermann, is International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism (2013).
She has served on the advisory board for the
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE-US). Her creative
nonfiction eco-memoir, The Nature of Home
(2007), is being translated into Chinese and Portuguese.
We look forward to your continued support at our final event of the academic year!