University of Colorado at Boulder

Three Geography Grad Students Win Environment-Society Fellowships

April 07, 2011.    Category: Research | Honors & Awards

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Mason Auger, Abby Hickcox, and Adam Williams have been selected as the recipients of the Geography Department's new Environment-Society Fellowship. Funded by a generous gift to the department, each fellowship provides $12,000 to support research in environment-society relations. Mason Auger's project, "Native Attachments: American Indians and the Yellowstone Environment," explores the fought relationship between the US National Park Service and Native Americans in the context of Yellowstone National Park . Abby Hickcox's dissertation is titled "Open Space? Environmentalism and the Politics of Belonging in Boulder, Colorado" and focuses on the relationship between environmental and racial discourses by examining the politics of belonging constructed through local environmental narratives. Adam Williams' project is titled "Ordering modernity: Informal recycling in Shanghai, China" and examines how urban sustainability and environmental justice factor into the shifting relations between the state, the public and informal recyclers in China.