Stegner Lecture with Carolyn Finney
- Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:15pm
Join the Department of History and Philosophy for our annual Stegner Lecture!
On Thursday, October 5th, Dr. Carolyn Finney will be presenting her talk, The Long Way Home: All Things Green and the Possiblity of Us.
Reception begins at 5:15p.m. with lecture to follow at 6 p.m at the Ellen Theatre.
Tickets are free but required. Please visit wwww.montana.edu/history for tickets.
Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in geography at the University of Kentucky, she is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. In particular, she explores how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. Carolyn is grounded in both artistic and intellectual ways of knowing — she pursed an acting career for eleven years, but a backpacking trip around the world and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. The aim of her work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action.
- Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies