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Robert Nixon: Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest

Monday, March 11, 2019
12:15pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Class of '47 Room, Babbidge Library

The REP grad certificate program will bring Prof. Rob Nixon of Princeton University to campus on Mon, Mar 11 for a talk entitled: Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest.

The talk will take place in The Class of '47 Room in the Homer Babbidge Library at 12:15 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Rob Nixon holds the Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and Environment at Princeton. He is the author of four books, most recently Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy and Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, which won numerous awards, including an American Book Award and the Sprout prize from the International Studies Association for the best book in environmental studies. Nixon writes frequently for the New York Times. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Aeon, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, The Nation, London Review of Books, The Village Voice, Slate, Truthout, Huffington Post, Edge Effects, Times Literary Supplement, and Chronicle of Higher Education. He has been the recipient of an NEH fellowship, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a Guggenheim, and has been awarded residencies at a number of artist colonies, including MacDowell and Yaddo.


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