Below is a list of my favorite resources for teaching, both ones that I’ve developed and sources created by other scholars.
Amanda’s continually-updated resource pages
- On the globalization of the agrofood system (updated 2019)
- On climate change (updated 2020)
Race, health, and environment
- Brian Hamilton’s excellent Environmental History and Race syllabi
- On how environmental racism shaped the US (Robert Bullard on PBS)
- Brandi Summers’ recent op-ed in The NY Times
- Natalia Mehlman Petrzela’s recent op-ed in The NY Times
- Covid 19 & Agriculture/Food/Farm Workers
- Covid 19 & Climate Change–Episode 3 of the HEATED podcast, “COVID-19 and climate justice”
- General resources for white people to deepen anti-racism work: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
- Articles and books
- Lindsey Dillon and Julie Sze’s 2016 article: “Police Power and Particulate Matters: Environmental Justice and the Spatialities of In/Securities in U.S. Cities.” English Language Notes 52(4): 13-23.
- Carolyn Finney’s 2014 book: Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. University of North Carolina Press.
- David Pellow’s 2018 book: What is Critical Environmental Justice? (Polity Press) and his 2016 article, “Toward a Critical Environmental Justice Studies: Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge.” Du Bois Review.
- Myles Lennon, 2017, Decolonizing energy: Black Lives Matter and technoscientific expertise amid solar transitions, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 30, Pages 18-27.
- Rashad Shabazz, 2015, Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
- Malini Ranganathan and Eve Bratman 2019 “From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice in Washington, DC” Antipode.
- Black Ecologies from African American Intellectual History Society
- The Rachel Carson Center
- Edge Effects
- Radical Hope syllabus
- On the history of Earth Day and the future of Earth (PNAS 2020)
- On environmental issues in the American South: the Southern Exposure short (10 minute) film series (from the Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Southern Environmental Law Center)
- On the intersection of feminism and environmental conversation –an article on white-tailed deer
- On “Landscapes of the Mind” (The Economist)
- On mapping Native lands in North America
- On “Naming the Problem(s): Contextualizing “Just Environmental” Research” (Social Science Research Council)
- On the complexities of ‘natural’: a comic-strip reflection on Midwestern prairie restorations
Course design, handouts, and grading
- Amanda’s Case Studies in the Environment course-long assignment and presentation feedback form, as discussed in this blog post
- On assessing and revising one’s syllabus for racial diversity and inclusion
- On giving students more options in assignments to increase their buy-in to class
- On using rubrics for writing and presentations (Rebecca Schuman)
- On designing lectures, presentations, and other forms of communication for low vision, low hearing, and differing abilities information processing
- On talking in class – John Foran
- On watching a film – John Foran
Teaching methods, research, and writing
- On coding ethnographic data through flexible coding (Scatterplot blog)
- On Learning to Do Historical Research (from William Cronon)
- On How to write for class and How to read for class.
- On normativity in science: “Rather than being free of values, good science is transparent about them.” (The Conversation blog)
- On data visualization, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/