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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:

Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Tuesday 18th June 2019

Plantations discipline both plants and people. Two scholars reckon with the Plantationocene to develop a shared vision of multispecies justice. The post Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing appeared first on Edge Effects.


Making Kin with Serpents in Myanmar’s Snake Temples

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Buddhist beliefs and Burmese pythons create a multispecies world in the Snake Temples of Myanmar. The post Making Kin with Serpents in Myanmar’s Snake Temples appeared first on Edge Effects.


Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Two urban geographers discuss decolonization in theory and practice, the politics of water and infrastructure, and the social sides of environmental science. The post Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan appeared first on Edge Effects.


Excavating Haitian Histories

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Haitian political history, Taíno artifacts, colonial plantations, and even cholera bacteria leave their marks on the land in this 30-foot panoramic drawing of Cap Haitien. The post Excavating Haitian Histories appeared first on Edge Effects.


What Counts as Environmental Storytelling: A Conversation with Karen Tei Yamashita

Tuesday 21st May 2019

The award-winning author and Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing discusses storytelling during environmental crisis, legacies of Japanese incarceration, and why ethnographies are environmental writing. The post What Counts as Environmental Storytelling: A Conversation with Karen Tei Yamashita appeared first on Edge Effects.


Recommended Readings for a Radical Life

Thursday 16th May 2019

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, and other activists and educators recommend books that challenge the divisions of life drawn by settler colonialism, racial slavery, and the natural sciences. The post Recommended Readings for a Radical Life appeared first on Edge Effects.


There’s No Sheriff on This Planet: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson

Tuesday 7th May 2019

The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Mars trilogy and Red Moon models possible futures in his science fiction for a biosphere of eight billion people, seeking new solutions for global emergencies. The post There’s No Sheriff on This Planet: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson appeared first on Edge Effects.


Finally, a Funny Environmental Film

Thursday 2nd May 2019

And it might just be the quirky, queered, Icelandic feminist ecowarrior movie you've been waiting for. The post Finally, a Funny Environmental Film appeared first on Edge Effects.


MetroCard Mosaics Celebrate Migration

Tuesday 30th April 2019

In "A Manifesto about Migration, Freedom, and Diversity," one artist creates mosaics of New York's migratory birds from recycled MetroCards. The post MetroCard Mosaics Celebrate Migration appeared first on Edge Effects.