Interdisciplinary scholar Rob Nixon headlines free events April 17-18

Rob Nixon
Rob Nixon, Princeton University

Rob Nixon, a highly regarded scholar whose work crosses humanities, social sciences and physical sciences, will visit campus April 17-18 to host two public events.

The Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and Environment at Princeton University, Nixon is known for his critically acclaimed and influential book, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. He is the author of four books, including the most recent Dreambirds: The Natural History of Fantasy.

Nixon’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Aeon, Atlantic, The Guardian, The Nation, and The London Review of Books, among others.

His visit is hosted by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts.

Public events at CSU

Wednesday, April 17 – Open Workshop
4-5:30 p.m., Eddy Hall Room 8
A conversation with Nixon about his book, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Introduction and Chapter 8)

Thursday, April 18 – Public Talk
4-5:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Ballroom A
His talk is titled “Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forests.” Free novels with environmental themes will be available at the talk.

Pre-visit reading group

Prior to Nixon’s visit, on April 3, the public is also invited to a reading group meeting from 4-5 p.m. in Lory Student Center Room 322. This will be a discussion of Elizabeth DeLoughrey et al.’s Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities (Introduction) and Gabrielle Hecht’s The African Anthropocene.

More information

Email Lynn Badia, assistant professor in the Department of English, for more information or for copies of the readings.