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COVID-19 Update from the UO ENVS Program

September 21st, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our program is following the University’s Return to Campus Plan for fall term. Although the physical office will be closed to students and the public, ENVS staff are accessible and working remotely during our normal office hours (M-F, 9am – 4:30pm). Find staff contact information below.

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

Please use the following contact information for specific questions.

Staff MemberPositionEmailPhone*Drop-in Office Hours**Other
Monica GuyOffice & Budget Manager (operations related inquiries, including scheduling package delivery)monica@uoregon.edu541-346-5081Monday – 11:00-12:00

Wednesday – 2:00-3:00
Sophie BybeeOffice & Undergraduate Coordinatorsbybee@uoregon.edu541-346-5006Friday – 11:00-12:00
Students may also schedule appointments with Sophie via Navigate
Nathan AdamsGraduate Coordinatornadams12@uoregon.edu541-346-5057Monday – 11:00-12:00

Friday – 10:00-11:00
Alison MildrexlerTravel & Events CoordinationAlison will be out fall term, returning winter term. Please direct Alison-related questions to Monica or Sophie

*Please Note: all calls will go to voicemail. However, voicemail is being monitored.

**Please Note: you must be logged in through your UO email address to access staff office hours on Zoom

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



Professor Peter Walker, Geography and ENVS Core Faculty, Featured in the Oregon Quarterly.

Excerpt from Around the O Article about Walker on Harney County and the Malheur Occupation-

But the community was not interested in joining the Bundy rebellion. They had congregated on that brisk January evening to discuss the militia’s unwelcome presence in their town.

Steve Grasty, the Harney County judge presiding over that meeting, broke the tense silence as he walked up to one of the occupation leaders and told him to leave. The community members rose to their feet and began to echo Grasty’s demand. Their voices surged in unison. 

“Go home. Go home. Go home,” the


ENVS Grad Student, Aimee Okotie-Oyekan, selected to participate in “Places Journal” Summer Workshop

Aimee Okotie-Oyekan, a master’s student in Environmental Studies and Community and Regional Planning, was one of 26 students nationwide chosen to participate in the Places Journal‘s Summer Writing + Editing Workshop.

Excerpt from College of Design interview with Aimee:

The Places Journal recently published Okotie-Oyekan’s essay, “A Tale of Place-Taking,” which examines environmental identity through the lens of the adaptive re-use project of transforming Bellwood Quarry to Westside Park in Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood.

“It felt really good to receive