Mabel Denzin Gergan Ph.D, Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016. Mabel is a geographer with special interest in ecological precarity, environmental justice, indigenous youth, and postcolonial/decolonial critiques of the Anthropocene. So far her work has focused on the relationship between the Indian state and its Himalayan borderlands through the lens of large infrastructure, hazards, and indigenous youth activism. As Mellon-Sawyer postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Humanities in addition to seminar responsibilities, she will be developing two main themes of research i) postcolonial approaches to climate change and the Anthropocene ii) indigenous youth led environmental justice movements in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts. She is from the Himalayan region and has a B.A. from Delhi University and an M.A. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Megan Dean Ph.D student, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University. Megan is a PhD candidate in Philosophy working in feminist philosophy, 20th century European philosophy (especially Foucault and phenomenology), philosophy of science, and bioethics. Her dissertation is on eating, agency, and healthism. She is from Nova Scotia, Canada, and has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Alberta.
Meredith Denning Ph.D student, Department of History, Georgetown University. Meredith is a doctoral student at Georgetown University, working on transboundary environmental history. Her research focuses on the environmental and diplomatic history of Canada and the United States, especially their joint activities in the Great Lakes watershed and the role of basin residents in international relationships. She is also interested in the historical geography, food history, and economic history of all sorts. A citizen of both Canada and the U.S.A., Ms. Denning enjoys trying to explain the peculiarities of each to the citizens of the other. In addition to her doctoral work, she takes an interest in contemporary environmental policy and the local politics of her hometown, Toronto. She enjoys canoe tripping, bicycling, and urban gardening.