In the past, the NiCHE website was edited and maintained solely by members of our Executive Committee. For the first time, in 2022, we are expanding our editorial capacity beyond the executive and welcoming an additional nine members to our Editorial Team! Also for the first time, we are bringing folks in from outside Canada to recognize the global reach of our website.
With these additional editors, we now have an editorial group of 22 members, potentially doubling our editing capacity going forward! With this influx of new talent we hope to:
- Maintain an increased rate of blog publishing
- Continue to diversify our content
- Foster an increase in Francophone content
- Work on, improve, and expand our backpage resources
- Dabble in some new media and projects
- Continue to be a place for scholars of the environment to gather to share their research and find community
We are excited to see what the next year has in store! Learn about our new editors below.
Caroline C.E. Abbott
Caroline C.E. Abbott, M.Res (She/Her) is a multinational person and recent graduate of Glasgow University. Her master’s work in nineteenth century English Literature focused on genre gaps and narrative framing in Joseph T. Sheridan Le Fanu’s late fictions, where she in part found her love for the environmental humanities through reading ecocritical analyses of “Green Tea” (1872). Since graduating, her Victorianism has honed in on environmental history and the environmental humanities, and broadened to a long nineteenth century framework. With particular attention to the fin de siecle, her favourite areas include those which analyse the impact of print and media culture on imperial and postcolonial environments (and vice versa). She best loves work which explores gender within this framework, and is currently exploring sensationalist portrayals of imperial environs in the periodical press.
At NiCHE, she is excited to explore these connections and expand beyond them, and hopes to bring transnational connections to frontier study, folklore study, anthropocene study, and more. She is a former tutor in the Academic Resource Center at the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Brooks, California, and a rescue mom to two gray girls. She creates, works, and cultivates on Hammonassets, Quinnipiac, and Wappinger land in New Haven, Connecticut.
Genevieve Dally-Watkins is a postgraduate researcher and tutor in the History Department at The University of Sydney. Genevieve specialises in French History, with a focus on disease ecology and philosophical vitalism. Her current research explores the imperial and environmental styles of French immunology and microbiology in the nineteenth and twentieth century. She tweets @Genevieve_DW and has a particular interest in Francophone content.
Isabelle Gapp is an Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. Her research explores the intersections between nineteenth and twentieth century landscape painting, gender, and environmental history around the Circumpolar North. Most recently she has published on “Water in the Wilderness: The Group of Seven and the Coastal Identity of Lake Superior” in the Journal of Canadian Studies. She is also working on her first book, A Circumpolar Landscape: Art and Environment in Scandinavia and North America, 1890-1930, to be published by Lund Humphries as part of their Northern Lights series.
Dr. Philip Gooding is a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University. He holds a PhD in history, with a specialisation in African history, from SOAS, University of London. His first monograph, entitled “On the Frontiers of the Indian Ocean World: A History of Lake Tanganyika, c.1830-1890,” will be published with Cambridge University Press in 2022. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project entitled “Climate History and Human-Environment Interaction in Equatorial Eastern Africa, c.1780-1900.” This project will use digital historical methods to map climatic and environmental change over the long-nineteenth century in eastern Africa, examining how shifting patterns of human-environment interaction shaped the region’s integration with the growing global Capitalist economy.
Addie Hopes (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department (Literary Studies). In addition to being an editor with NiCHE, she is also the reviews editor at Edge Effects magazine, an editorial assistant at Contemporary Literature, and a fiction and nonfiction editor at The Hopper. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, CUNY. When she’s not writing a dissertation about documentary ecopoetry, she’s thinking about queer and feminist approaches to mer-people and speculative multispecies worlds.
Nanda is a multilingual researcher at the University of Sydney working in environmental aesthetics and ethics. She holds a PhD in International Comparative Studies from the University of Sydney with a specialisation in the intellectual history of environmental aesthetics and the sublime. Nanda works with literature, nature writing, and philosophy at the intersection between science and culture in lived experiences of the natural world. Nanda has written for The Conversation, The Sydney Environment Institute, and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) and is passionate about communicating her research to the broader public to consolidate imaginative understandings of human/nature relationships.
Nanda has a Master in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France and is fluent in French, Polish, and English. As an editor for NiCHE, Nanda will be working on stories of French/Francophone environmental history in Canada and internationally and welcomes submissions that fit broadly under these themes.
Nanda est une chercheuse multilingue à l’Université de Sydney qui travaille dans la philosophie et les humanités environnementales. Elle est titulaire d’un doctorat en études comparatives et internationales de l’Université de Sydney spécialisé en la philosophie environnementale et l’idée du sublime. Nanda travaille dans les domaines de la littérature, l’écriture de la nature, et la philosophie et se place à la rencontre de la science et de l’art. Nanda a écrit pour The Conversation, The Sydney Environment Institute, ASLE et est passionnée par la communication de ses recherches au grand public afin de consolider une compréhension imaginative des relations entre l’humanité et la nature.
Nanda a obtenu son Master en littérature comparée à l’Université de la Sorbonne à Paris, en France, et parle couramment le français, le polonais et l’anglais. En tant que membre de l’équipe de rédaction chez NiCHE, Nanda accueillera des soumissions sur l’histoire francophone de l’environnement au Canada et à l’étranger.
Chris Koehn is a former journalist now studying anthropology through Athabasca University. His interests include the circumpolar north, landscape archaeology, and documentary filmmaking. Chris’s reporting and photography was published throughout the PostMedia network across Canada while working in the BC communities of Kamloops, Nanaimo, and Merritt. Going back to the early 2000s, he was involved in freelance video production for independent film and documentary, and provided clips for clients including the Discovery Channel and local news outlets.
He aims to cover northern issues including the changing Arctic landscape and highlight the fact that the north is a homeland, not merely an unpopulated frontier. Chris is excited to help with the NiCHE editorial workload and will also offer assistance when it comes to enhancing print stories with the inclusion of audio and visual content. To read more about his work visit www.ChrisKoehn.ca and feel free to connect with him on twitter @ChrisKoehn.
Estraven Lupino-Smith is currently an Artist-in-Residence/Research Fellow at the University of Victoria. A geographer and artist, they work in political ecology, queer theory, urban studies, and geohumanities, where their work can take the form of more conventional academic forms and also through creative or practice based research. Their work is informed by their curiosity and critical engagements with human interactions in their environments: natural, cultural, and constructed. Their current research investigates how people respond to the environment and their land base through material practices, specifically weaving. In their own practice they weave with invasive plants, cast-offs from industrial wool production, and with raw sheep fleece. Using these materials they consider the relationship between humans, landscapes, settlement, and the seasons through an embodied practice.
Lori Lee Oates
Lori Lee is an Instructor in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her Ph.D. is in global and imperial history from the University of Exeter, focusing on the global movement of ideas in the nineteenth century. Her current research interests include ecofeminism, history of media and print, and imperial conceptions of race.
At present, Lori Lee is working on her first monograph for SUNY Press, and she has also been published in the International History Review. She is working on a project regarding oil and masculine identity in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also a frequent contributor to the Global and Imperial Forum history blog.
Lori Lee has also been a contributor to CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, the Globe and Mail, and the Hill Times. She has been a vocal advocate in her public scholarship for the need to move away from the development of further oil projects in Canada, and the problems with mega-dams in recent Canadian History.
Latest posts by NiCHE Administrators (see all)
- Rural History Roundtable Fall 2023 Speaker Series – University of Guelph - September 18, 2023
- World Congress of Environmental History 2024 – Call for Papers and Posters - June 26, 2023
- Call for Applications: Black Indigenous Waterways Postdoctoral Fellowship - June 7, 2023
- 2023 Winner of Best Article/Chapter in Canadian Environmental History Prize - June 1, 2023
- Job – Lecturer in Environmental History, Newcastle University - June 1, 2023
- Canada’s First Oil Boom: Kerosene Lighting in Canada, 1846-1920 - May 18, 2023
- Petrolias, Then & Now: Exploring Change & Continuity in the Ethics of Extraction - May 18, 2023
- Online Event – Decolonizing Ourselves: Legislating Broken Promises, Past and Present - May 1, 2023
- CFC – The Routledge Handbook of Health and Environmental Humanities - February 22, 2023
- WEBINAR: Supporting Modern Environmental Research with Digital Primary Sources - February 2, 2023