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Edge EffectsEdge Effects features interviews with path-breaking thinkers inside the academy, and beyond, about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history.

We believe edges are good places for looking in many directions to scrutinize and try to understand the world around us.

Edge Effects is produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Broadcast under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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Edge Effects Show Archive:

Animal Law for Social Justice: A Conversation with Pamela Hart and Megan Senatori

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Protecting animals can mean protecting people, too. Two attorneys weigh in on the state of animal law and discuss their nonprofit organization that shelters pets of those escaping domestic abuse. The post Animal Law for Social Justice: A Conversation with Pamela Hart and Megan Senatori appeared first on Edge Effects.


Outswimming Extinction in the Great Lakes

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Dan Egan's compelling narrative of recent challenges to Great Lakes ecosystems raises intriguing questions about invasion, evolution, and species survival. The post Outswimming Extinction in the Great Lakes appeared first on Edge Effects.


Where Have All the Fish Gone?

Thursday 29th November 2018

Subsidized fishing fleets are rapidly depleting fishing stocks and harming communities in the Central Pacific. It’s time island nations get a seat at the negotiating table on global trade and climate change. The post Where Have All the Fish Gone? appeared first on Edge Effects.


Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis

Tuesday 27th November 2018

"We can't contain water." Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis discusses the environmental inequalities and queer rhythms of the elusive fluid. The post Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis appeared first on Edge Effects.


Activism and Hope in Flint: Five Questions for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Pediatrician, scientist, and activist Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha uncovered the effects of the Flint Water Crisis on children. Her new book tells this story and how the Flint community came together to fight environmental racism and science denial with perseverance and hope. The post Activism and Hope in Flint: Five Questions for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha appeared first on Edge Effects.


There’s Nothing “Natural” About Binary Gender

Thursday 15th November 2018

In light of the US government's controversial proposal to define gender as a "biological fact," a trans scholar and artist critiques the use of “nature” to limit the messy, multidimensional reality of gender identity and expression. The post There’s Nothing “Natural” About Binary Gender appeared first on Edge Effects.


Feeling Kinky about Environmentalism: A Conversation with Nicole Seymour

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Mainstream environmental discourse often employs emotions like fear, guilt, and outrage. But what about irony, humor, and irreverence? What feelings and what people get left out of environmentalism when we have such a limited emotional range? The post Feeling Kinky about Environmentalism: A Conversation with Nicole Seymour appeared first on Edge Effects.


Weathering This World with Comics

Thursday 8th November 2018

Comics and graphic novels help us picture new worlds and imagine how to save our own. Four writers recommend their favorites. The post Weathering This World with Comics appeared first on Edge Effects.


Tobacco’s World of Racial Capitalism: A Conversation with Nan Enstad

Thursday 1st November 2018

A historian planned a small study of cigarette culture. But she ended up uncovering a transnational network of seeds, plants, knowledge, and racist ideologies, and writing a book that transforms how we conceive of corporations and empire. The post Tobacco’s World of Racial Capitalism: A Conversation with Nan Enstad appeared first on Edge Effects.


Eleven Ecohorror Films to Creep You Out

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Curious about ecohorror? An ecocritic recommends classic, campy, and little-known films that play with our culture’s deepest fears about nature. A few of these creature features just might get under your skin—literally. The post Eleven Ecohorror Films to Creep You Out appeared first on Edge Effects.