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Landhaus Fellows and RCC Researchers-in-Residence 2022/23


The Rachel Carson Center is pleased to announce our 2022-23 Landhaus Fellows as well as our 2022 Researchers-in-Residence:



Landhaus Fellows 2022/23

  • Flora Mary Bartlett (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) on “The Moose and the Motor: Climate Skepticism and Landscape in Rural Northern Sweden”
  • Lívia Batista (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) on “Environmental Racism in the Global Order”
  • Roberta Biasillo (European University Institute, Italy) on “From Soil to Oil: A Global Environmental History of Modern Libya”
  • Mona Bieling (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland) on “Landscape and Power in Mandate Palestine, 1917-1948”
  • Alexandra Campbell (University of Glasgow, Scotland) and Fred Carter (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) on “Insurgent Ecologies”
  • Craig Colten (Louisiana State University, USA) on “Managed Retreat and Coastal Landscape”
  • Peter Cox (University of Chester, UK) on “Care, Commons, and Uncontrollability: Cycling as Transformative Interaction”
  • Subarna De (Ideate Design Studio, India) on “Reinhabiting Kodagu: Coffee, Ecology, and Indigenous Knowledge”
  • Thibault Fontanari (UCLouvain University, Belgium) on “Walking and Poetry as Ways of Dwelling: A Study with the Herders of the Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan”
  • Elaine Gan (New York University, USA) on “The Chestnut Collective: Methods for Radical Ecologies”
  • Christina Gerhardt (Princeton University, USA) on “Atlas of Islands and Sea Level Rise”
  • Faisal Husain (Pennsylvania State University, USA) on “An Environmental History of the Ottoman Arid Frontier, 1500-1700”
  • Fiona Kinniburgh (Technical University of Munich, Germany) on “Unearthing European Agriculture(s): The Politics of Glyphosate Discontinuation in France and Germany”
  • Loretta Ieng Tak Lou (Durham University, U.K.) on "The Power of Example: Green Living and Social Transformation in Hong Kong"
  • Jared Margulies (University of Alabama, USA) on “The Succulent Subject: a Political Ecology Plants, Desire, and Illicit Trade”
  • Steve Mentz (St. John’s University, USA) on “An Introduction to the Blue Humanities”
  • Aneurin Merrill-Glover (University of Manchester, UK) on “‘The Whole Body of the Fenne:’ Bodily Metaphor and Seventeenth-Century Fen Drainage”
  • Diego Molina (Independent Scholar, Colombia) on “Transatlantic Gardens and the Nineteenth-Century Botanical Exchange”
  • Bright Nkrumah (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) on “Youth Activists and Sustainable Food Systems in a Globalizing World”
  • Akinpelu Ayokunnu Oyekunle (University of South Africa, Pretoria) on “Complementary Epistemology: Viable Framework for Environmental Philosophy”
  • Iva Pesa (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) on “Copperbelt Environmentalism: Mining and Environmental Values on the Central Africa Copperbelt, 1950-2000”
  • Céline Pessis (Université Gustave Eiffel, France) on “From Soil to Health: Environmental Knowledge, ‘Living Soils,’ and the Rise of European Organic Farming Networks”
  • Niranjana Ramesh (London School of Economics & Political Science, UK) on “Narrating the Coastal City: A Podcast and Recipe Book as Companion to Academic Monograph”
  • Lise Sedrez (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on “Cities Under Water: A Comparative Environmental History of Floods in Rio de Janeiro und Buenos Aires”
  • Matthew Shutzer (University of California, Berkeley / Harvard University, USA) on “The Energy State: South Asia, Fossil Fuels, and the Post-Colonial Origins of the Climate Crisis”
  • Paula Ungar (Instituto de Investigacion Alexander von Humboldt, Colombia) on “What’s in a Line? A Collection of Short Stories on Boundaries and What Dwells Inside Them”
  • Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University, UK) on “Life Without Oil”
  • Zimu Zhang (City University of Hong Kong) on “Configuring the Anthropocene Visuality and Countervisuality of the East River in China


  • Anwesha Borthakur (KU Leuven, Belgium) on “Public Engagement through Knowledge Co-creation for Environmental Sustainability in the Indian Himalayan Region”
  • Paolo Gruppuso (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy) on “From Marshes to Cities: Novel Ecologies In-between the Natural and the Built”
  • Michele Sollai (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland) on “The Global Battle of Wheat: Mobilizing Science for Agrarian Development in Fascist Italy (1920s-1940s)”
  • Teresa Spezio (Independent Scholar, USA) on “Containment: A Solution to Environmental Pollution”
  • Franziska Strack (Johns Hopkins University, USA) on “In and Out of Tune: Listening to the Political in a Noisy World”