Working Wednesdays: Thinking Extraction through Relation with Dr. Rebecca Macklin

Thunderbird Strike by Elizabeth LaPensée
Thunderbird Strike by Elizabeth LaPensée


PPEH Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Rebecca Macklin will share an outline of her new research project, which focuses on the cultural resonance of the extractive industries in contemporary Indigenous cultural narratives. This project employs an ethic of relationality to understand the ways that extracted resources -- in their various stages of movement, production, and consumption -- exist in relation to surrounding landscapes, bodies, and ecosystems. This talk will draw on recent Indigenous North American cultural texts, including the 2017 video game Thunderbird Strike by the Irish and Anishinaabe/Métis artist Elizabeth LaPensée. 

Working Wednesdays is an event series designed to showcase in-progress Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) straddling theoretical and practical environmental concerns with a focus on our mid-Atlantic region. These sessions take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 sharp.

All sessions are open to the Penn community but require RSVP. Grab a lunch and join us!