Jordahl Public Lands Lecture: Ten Thousand Recollections will take place at Shannon Hall of the UW Memorial Union Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
The Nelson Institute’s 6th Annual Jordahl Public Lands Lecture will feature Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. who is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Geography at the University of Kentucky, she is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. In particular, she explores how issues of difference impacts participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. More broadly she likes to trouble our theoretical and methodological edges that shape knowledge production and determine whose knowledge counts.
Her first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Re-imagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors was released in 2014 (UNC Press)