Environmental Activism on the Ground
Small Green and Indigenous Organizing
This project, in collaboration with Dr. Jon Clapperton, has examined the history and character of late-20th and early-21st century environmentalist and Indigenous rights activism in Canada, the United States, and beyond. Rather than focusing on the Green Giants—large, international environmental institutions— this book and journal issue highlight the power of small green—local, small-scale environmental and Indigenous organizing.
The book is available freely online through the University of Calgary Press. The journal issue is available through the Rachel Carson Center's Environment and Society Portal.
Sustaining the West
Cultural Responses to Canadian Environments
This book, in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Szabo-Jones, constitutes a sustained cross-pollinating conversation across the environmental humanities about forms of representation and activism that enable ecological knowledge and ethical action on behalf of Western Canadian environments. Among the developments in the contributors’ construction of environmental knowledge are a focus on the power of sentiment in linking people to the fate of nature, and the need to decolonize social and environmental relations and assumptions in the West.
Network in Canadian History and Environment / Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l'environnement
NiCHE is a major collaborative research network bringing together environmental historians and historical geographers interested in past Canadian environments. From 2007 to 2015, I co-directed the Early Canada Environmental Data project with Dr. Alan MacEachern (History, Western) as part of NiCHE as well as serving on the executive of this SSHRC-funded research cluster. NiCHE continues to host resources on Canadian Climate History to support ongoing research into and past and future Canadian climates.