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Project Team

Stephanie LeMenager Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (2014), Manifest and Other Destinies (2005), and Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011). Her co-edited collection Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities addresses climate change pedagogy and her forthcoming Bloomsbury four-volume collection, Literature and Environment, offers a history of the interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities through the one hundred most influential published articles in the field. LeMenager is a founding editor and current advisory board member of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, the first Environmental Humanities journal to be based in the United States. She is a recent recipient of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for Advanced Study, where she began writing her latest book, about climate change, fiction, and lies. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Climate Wire, and on CBC radio and NPR.
Marsha Weisiger Marsha Weisiger is the Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History and an associate professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Oregon. Her scholarship focuses primarily on the environmental history of the American West. She is the author of Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country (University of Washington Press, 2009) which won four awards, including the Norris and Carol Hundley Award and the Hal Rothman Book Award, and Land of Plenty: Oklahomans in the Cotton Fields of Arizona, 1933-1942 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995), which won the Angie Debo Prize. She has also written on wolf reintroduction, gendering environmental history, environmental justice, and architectural history. Her work has received two faculty research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and a King Fellowship from the Clements Center for Southwest Studies. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and co-founder and co-coordinator of the Cascadia Environmental History Collaborative.
Hayley Brazier is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and a research assistant for the Center for Environmental Futures. Her dissertation focuses on marine environmental history, with a particular emphasis on the influence of the Pacific seafloor in North American society. Between 2017-2019, she worked for the Digital Humanities initiative at the University of Oregon, which provides training on digital tools and pedagogy to humanities scholars across the University. Hayley has taught courses on race and ethnicity in US environmental history, the national parks, and most recently, a course on oceanic history at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. Between 2012 and 2015, she also worked as a researcher for the Public Lands History Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to my research interests, Hayley has a background in public history, including museum studies and historic preservation. Before coming to Oregon, she received an MA from Colorado State University and a BA from the University of Kansas.
Sue Arbuthnot is a documentary filmmaker, earning an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA in Sculpture from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Sue and partner Richard Wilhelm founded Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC in 1999, producing documentaries, multi-media exhibits, design, photography, cultural presentations, and a film festival for Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary concert in Chicago. Their award-winning short and feature documentaries have received numerous grants, screening internationally in festivals and broadcast on PBS affiliates. Sue received a film grant from the Pacific Pioneer Fund and an Oregon Media Arts Fellowship. She has taught Film Production at the Northwest Film Center in Portland and, as Board VP of Women in Film, Portland, she co-founded Oregon Doc Camp, a retreat for experienced documentary makers. Her current film Refuge, co-produced and co-directed by Richard Wilhelm, is in post-production.
Richard Wilhelm is a filmmaker, photographer, designer, and educator. He earned a BFA (’82) and MFA (’84) from the University of Oregon. He established and directed a graphic design studio in Seattle for 14 years. Richard’s photography has been exhibited throughout the United States. Richard and his wife, Sue Arbuthnot, have worked together in their film production company, Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC, and have produced nearly 30 films including two award-winning feature documentaries, Imagining Home, and Dryland. Their new feature documentary, Refuge, sparked by the 2016 armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, will be released in 2020. In 2012, Richard, along with Sue and two other partners, founded InfinityBox Press LLC, a publishing company, the mission of which is to enhance the legacy of renowned novelists Kate Wilhelm and Damon Knight.
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