Scholar of the Month

April Anson: June 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for June 2021 is April Anson. 

Dr. April Anson is an Assistant Professor of Public Humanities at San Diego State University, where she writes and teaches at the intersection of the environmental humanities and American studies, paying particular attention to Indigenous studies and political theory. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in boundary 2, Resilience, Environmental History, Western American Literature, and others.

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