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Teaching Environmental Injustice: Collaborative commitments and graduate work in American anthropology (Prerna Srigyan)

Teaching of anthropology produces a grammar of labour within graduate school: coursework/fieldwork, fieldworker/interlocutor, assisting/researching, advisor/advisee, dissertation/monograph. What kind of collaborative commitments are thought and practiced within this grammar, and to what...Read more

IV. The Life of the By-Product

The second part of the course was focused on two collaborative case studies that were selected in advance by the instructor because they mark the beginning and the end of the life cycle of nuclear development, from uranium mining to nuclear weapons testing in New Mexico. A life cycle...Read more

VIII. Openings: Future Superfund Research and Education

This section is still being written and revised in coordination with colleagues from UNM METALS SRP, NMT CLASS, B-EiJ Teaching Collective, and the Radiation Governance Project in the Disaster STS Network. It will be published after a series of online onferences and workshops....Read more

VII. Case Study 2: Chupadera Mesa

The following captures the general instructions for the second collaborative case study :

Chupadera Mesa is located northeast of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and...Read more

Writing Justice: Teaching Environmental Politics through Experimental Writing (Tanya Matthan)

How can writing facilitate student understandings of and action around environmental in/justice? Joining conversations on radical pedagogies, this paper reflects on modes of teaching environmental politics through the written form. Drawing on the experience of teaching a seminar on water...Read more

V. B-EiJ Teaching Collective: Reflections on Pedagogy and Course Infrastructure

In September 2020, I was contacted by a colleague at New Mexico Tech with news that a professor had unexpectedly passed away, leaving a vacancy for teaching a course with 25 students already enrolled. When I accepted the invitation to teach Atomic America, I had to rapidly design the...Read more

The Afterlife of Atomic America

“Atomic America” is an undergraduate general education (“Gen Ed”) course that was originally designed and delivered by the historian Ferenc Morton Szasz at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The historian of science Luis Campos has since inherited and revitalized the course at UNM, which...Read more

VI. Case Study 1: The Grants Uranium District

What follows are the general instructions for student implementation of the first collaborative case study :

Recall your reading of McLemore (2010). The "Grants...Read more

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