Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
Rebecca Macklin comes to PPEH from a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Leeds, where she completed a PhD focused on contemporary Native American and South African literature. In 2017-18, she was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher in English at Cornell University, affiliated with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program. Her work brings together interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to centre questions of gender, decoloniality and environmental justice across a range of global spaces. Her writing has appeared in publications including ARIEL, Native American and Indigenous Studies and Wasafiri, and she co-edited a special issue of Transmotion on ‘Native American Narratives in a Global Context’ (July 2019). She is committed to producing research that works with and for communities and, since 2016, has helped to lead a number of participatory arts projects in South Africa and Indonesia, employing filmmaking as a tool for advocacy.