Professor Gerhardt to lecture on climate change, environmental justice, and island nations
3:30 PM, Thursday, April 11, 112 Lillis Hall
Professor Christina Gerhardt is set to present an excerpt from her latest book project, "Atlas of (Remote) Nations and Sea Level Rise."
Combining methods and insights from cartography, geography, literary studies, creative non-fiction, environmental studies, and environmental humanities, Gerhardt will explore how climate change is impacting low-lying islands and how the indigenous communities inhabiting them are responding in turn.
Gerhardt is an author, activist, academic, and journalist. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She also serves as Associate Editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment.