||Thursday, 10/6 at 6:30pm
Join us for the second in our series on Faith & Ecology with Climate Scientists Dr. Karen Holmberg & Dr. Anne Rademacher.
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Karen Holmberg is an archaeologist who specializes in volcanic contexts to examine the long-term experiences humans have had with environments that change unpredictably. She is interested in how the past can aid understanding of the environmental challenges and crises of the 21st century, particularly in the Global South. Holmberg received her PhD from Columbia University after which she taught at Brown and Stanford Universities. Her doctoral work was funded by Fulbright, Mellon, and Wenner-Gren awards. She is the recipient of awards including a Creating Earth Futures award from the Geohumanities Centre of Royal Holloway University and the Leverhulme Trust, Make Our Planet Great Again award to collaborate with the Laboratoire de Géographie Physique at the Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, and the This is Not a Drill award through the NYU-Tisch Future Imagination Fund that utilizes public pedagogy to address the intractable social problems of the climate emergency through technology, the arts, and critical thinking. She is the scientific director of the Gallatin WetLab, an experimental initiative for public-facing teaching and a living art-science laboratory. Holmberg currently directs interdisciplinary field projects examining past environmental changes and future volcanic risks on coastlines in Patagonia (Chaitén, Chile) and near Naples, Italy (Campi Flegrei); closer to home, she researches the radically transforming past and future coastlines of New York City.
Anne Rademacher (M.E.S., Ph.D., Yale University) is a Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. She is the author of Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai (University of California Press 2017), and Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu (Duke University Press 2011). With K. Sivaramakrishnan, she is co-editor of Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism (Hong Kong University and Columbia University Press 2017), and Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability (Hong Kong University and Columbia University Press 2013).