This lightning style roundtable explores new scholarship in environmental history using the framework of political ecology. It brings together five advanced graduate students whose research spans a wide geographical and temporal scope. From forest management in the People’s Republic of China to human and plant epidemics in the British Empire, each panelist will address how their research engages with political ecology, how their approach fits within and pushes forward the historiography of the field, as well as the benefits and challenges of using political ecology as a framework.
Moderator: Vicky Shen, University of Pittsburgh Panelists:
Matt Plishka, University of Pittsburgh
Emily Webster, University of Chicago
Kyuhyun Han, UC Santa Cruz
Anil Askin, Brown University
Emily Hutcheson, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Mary Draper, Assistant Professor, MSU Texas
World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh
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