Below is a list of my favorite resources for teaching, both ones that I’ve developed and sources developed by other scholars.
Race, health, and environment
- This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
- On how environmental racism shaped the US (Robert Bullard on PBS)
- 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.
- Brandi Summers’ recent op-ed in The NY Times
- Natalia Mehlman Petrzela’s recent op-ed in The NY Times
- Myles Lennon, Decolonizing energy: Black Lives Matter and technoscientific expertise amid solar transitions, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 30, August 2017, Pages 18-27, ISSN 2214-6296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.06.002
- Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
General environmental sociology
- On the history of Earth Day and the future of Earth (PNAS 2020)
- On human-environment interface
- On reframing environmental issues for every learner: the Radical Hope syllabus
- 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
Continually-updated resource pages
Course design, handouts, and grading
- 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
- 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/