This morning, the website Environmental History Now went live with my personal meditation on trying to ground self and scholarship. I put a lot of heart and thought into this, and encourage you to give it a read, whether or not you are in academia, also on the job market, or an environmental historian. The website, in its own words, "showcases the work and expertise of graduate students and early career scholars in environmental history of color and/or who identify as female/non-binary." It promises to be a great new resource for both professors and the public and I'm honored to have been invited to write for Environmental History Now's debut week by founder Elizabeth Hameeteman. Once you're done reading my piece, please click around to enjoy the work of other fantastic peers of mine.
Amazing artistic depiction of what the interior of an O'Neill cylinder space colony might look like from NASA's "Space Colony Artwork From the 1970s", courtesy NASA Ames Research Center. Kudos also to Michael D. Gordin's essay "The Unseasonable Grooviness of Immanuel Velikovsky" for introducing me to this image within my current bedtime read: Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture (Ed.s David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).