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COVID-19 Update from the UO ENVS Program

July 27, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Our office staff are working remotely over the Summer Term, and our program is following the University’s Plan to Return to Campus in September.

Resources for UO students, as well as updates about university operations, during this time can be found here:

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


Stacy Alaimo: recipient of the 2021 Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies

The award will help Alaimo complete Deep Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss, a book that investigates how aesthetic images of deep-sea life circulate through science, art, popular culture, and environmental advocacy. The book spans 100 years and explores how the images of deep-sea creatures have both threatened scientific authority and amplified scientific reception. Stacy Alaimo is a Professor of English and Core Faculty in ENVS.


ENVS Master’s Student Jessica Brown

ENVS Master’s Student Jessica Brown was recently featured in the Texas State University Alumni Impact Publication for her mission to expand BIPOC access to environmentalism. Read full article here: