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M Jackson to Present “The Secret Lives of Glaciers”

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Please join us on Monday, January 13 for a talk by Dr. M Jackson who will speak on “The Secret Lives of Glaciers.” Jackson is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Environmental Futures for the 2019-2020 academic year. In 2019, Jackson published her second book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers (Green Writers Press), which explored the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and physical geography of Iceland.

Event Details:

•When: Monday, January 13, 2020. The talk begins at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seats often fill quickly, so come early!

•Where: Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and the UO Center for Environmental Futures

More about Dr. Jackson:

A glaciologist, M earned her doctorate in geography from the University of Oregon, where she examined how climate change transformed people and glacier communities in Iceland. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer (and an Arctic Expert for NGS), a TED fellow, and a three-time Fulbright Fellow (two of which were joint awards with the National Science Foundation). Although she graduated from UO only two years ago, she is already an accomplished scholar and writer. Her award-winning memoir, While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change (Green Writers Press, 2015), traced the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. Her second book, based on her doctoral dissertation, The Secret Lives of Glaciers (Green Writers Press, 2019) explored the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and physical geography of Iceland.

While in residence as a post-doctoral fellow at UO, she will work on a new book project, “Living Blue: Stories of Women and Ice” (written in both English and Icelandic), based on ethnographic interviews with Icelandic women. The book will focus on women’s stories of living in the shadows of receding glaciers and their local knowledge of ice.

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