This year’s commencement will be held virtually on June 20th, 2020.
Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony
- Links to pre-recorded school and college ceremonies, including the Environmental Studies Program, will be available starting 10:30 am
- Links to the ceremonies will be available at https://commencement.uoregon.edu/activities-and-ceremonies
Schedule for Commencement:
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM
JUNE 20, 2020 · 10:30 A.M.
A VIRTUAL EVENT
Director, Environmental Studies Program
Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Robert D. Clark Honors College
Celebrating Graduate Accomplishments
Director, Graduate Program, Environmental Studies
Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies
Celebrating Undergraduate Accomplishments
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program, Environmental Studies
Co-Director, Environmental Leadership Program
BS, Environmental Studies
MS, Environmental Studies, Biology, and Geography
Department Chair, Environmental Studies, Humboldt State University
Professor of Environmental Studies
Author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet
Featured: Keynote Speaker, Sarah Jaquette-Ray
A 2009 graduate of the University of Oregon’s doctoral program in Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy, Sarah Jaquette-Ray currently is a professor and the departmental chair of Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University.
Ray’s interests include environmental justice, cultural studies, critical human geography, disability studies, and issues of power, identity, and discourses of nature. As she engages with each, she is passionate about putting the topics in conversation with each other: “I think it’s valuable to have a variety of activisms dealing with environmental issues,” she explains. “Some people may wonder why we need to be thinking about issues of identity, discourse, and social justice when the planet is at stake, and I hear that critique often. But I think this rhetoric of urgency is problematic, and I genuinely believe that we’re not going to save that planet unless we do so in ways that incorporate—as central to, not just as a byproduct of—concerns of social justice.”
Such concerns were central to her books The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture, which examines modern American environmentalism for ways in which certain discourses of the body within activist culture can create social injustice, and A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet, which examines how we can effectively combat climate change while grappling with feelings of powerlessness and despair.