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CONVID-19 Update from the UO ENVS Program:

In order to reduce the risk of exposure to students, staff, and faculty, and in response to the emergent COVID-19 situation, the Environmental Studies Program office will be closed beginning 03/17/2020 for the coming weeks. We will be continuing to work, sometimes here and sometimes remotely.  Updates about university closures can be found here

During this period, the office will provide service remotely. Email and phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the business day.

Please use the following contact information for specific questions.

  • Please schedule delivery of packages with Monica 541-346-5081 or via campus mail.
  • For undergraduate-related inquiries, please email Sophie Bybee, or call 541-346-5006
  • For graduate-related inquiries, please email Nathan Adams, or call 541-346-5057
  • For operations related inquiries please email Monica Guy, or call 541-346-5081

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

The Environmental Studies Program trains leaders in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.

Building on the University of Oregon’s long tradition of environmental research and activism, our program sets the standard in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration with more than 100 participating faculty from thirty campus programs and departments. ENVS degree programs are flexible and tailored to meet specific educational and career goals, providing students with the opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars and researchers, develop concrete skills and analytical abilities, and gain hands-on experience relevant to careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and academic fields.

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Latinx Environmentalisms

Wald, Sarah DVázquez, David JLatinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. (Wald, Sarah D; Vázquez, David J; Ybarra, Priscilla Solis; Jaquette Ray, Sarah; editors). 2019.

The whiteness of mainstream environmentalism often fails to account for the richness and variety of Latinx environmental thought. Building on insights of environmental justice scholarship as well as critical race and ethnic studies, the editors and contributors to Latinx Environmentalisms map the ways Latinx cultural texts integrate environmental concerns with questions of social and


UO-led research team works on board the MV Steller in front of Alaska’s LeConte Glacier (Photo courtesy of David Sutherland)

Study of glacial melt of tidewater glaciers, led by ENVS and Earth Sciences Associate Professor, Dave Stuherland featured in National Geographic and Around the O

Excerpt from Around the O Article – Working in ice-clogged seawater in small chartered boats, a University of Oregon-led research team successfully used sonar to scan Alaska’s LeConte Glacier in the first field tests of a long-used theory on melting that occurs under glaciers.

The theory, used in modeling to project climate-driven sea level rise, was shot down in its first real-world test and may need to be revised.

“What we found at this one location matters because many simulations of sea level rise and of iceberg melt all rely on this theory,” said the study’s


Stacy Alaimo

Stacy Alaimo joined the UO faculty in 2019. Her work focuses on the sites where cross disciplinary theory, science, literature, art, and ordinary practices intersect. Her publications include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010), which won the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment book award for Ecocriticism; and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016). She co-edited Material Feminisms (2008), edited Matter (2016) in the Gender series of