Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the College of Natural Resources, formely at the University of California, Berkeley, and now at University of Kentucky, she explores how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes deigned to address environmental issues.
“All of my work grows out of a commitment to question conventional wisdom and reconsider long-held assumptions regarding the production, representation, and dissemination of knowledge about people, places, and ideas.”
Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.
“So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”
Listen to the Public Participatory Reading of Richard Jeffries’ The Story of my Heart Here:
*With great apologies, I misnamed the writer of ‘The Story of My Heart’ as ‘Robert’ Jeffries, when in fact, it is ‘Richard’ Jeffries. Later in the second half of the broadcast I correct this, but at the outset of this interview, you will hear the misnomer.