Janet Fiskio Awarded Grant
September 25, 2019
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies Janet Fiskio was awarded a Consortium on High Achievement and Success Grant. The grant will be used to support participation by students in the November 2019 HBCU Climate Consortium Conference in New Orleans. Students will present the results of their community-directed research in Africatown, Alabama and discuss their work on the Africatown Digital Archive, a collaborative community history project.
Janet Fiskio Awarded Grant
February 15, 2018
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies, was awarded the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Community Grants Award, which was co-sponsored by Clean Healthy Educated Safe and Sustainable in partnership with Mobile County Training School Alumni Association. The grant was jointly given to Reggie Hill, director of Success 4 the Future.
Janet Fiskio Publishes Chapter
February 9, 2018
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies, published with Sophia Bamert ’14 the chapter “New Directions in Ecocriticism” in American Literature in Transition, 2000-2010 through Cambridge University Press.
Janet Fiskio and Chie Sakakibara Awarded Grant
September 30, 2017
Janet Fiskio and Chie Sakakibara were awarded a $40,000 National Science Foundation conference award for “Oral History and Local Knowledge: Methods of Resilience” in the Arctic Social Sciences Program. The grant supported a community history workshop in Africatown, Alabama at the historic Union Missionary Baptist Church. Approximately 40 community members, Inupiat elders, and Oberlin faculty and students participated in the workshop held during fall 2017.
Janet Fiskio Publishes Articles
April 6, 2017
Janet Fiskio, associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies, published two articles, “Dancing at the End of the World: The Poetics of the Body in Indigenous Protest” in Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies. Ed. Salma Monani and Joni Adamson. New York: Routledge.101-118 and “Building Paradise in the Classroom” in Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Stephanie LeMenager, Shane Hall, and Stephen Siperstein. 101-109.
Janet Fiskio and Md Rumi Shammin publish article
October 10, 2016
Janet Fiskio, Md Rumi Shammin, and Vel Scott coauthored the article ‘‘Cultivating Community: Black Agrarianism in Cleveland, Ohio,’’ which appeared in the summer 2016 issue of Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies.
Janet Fiskio Contributes Chapter
December 8, 2015
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Janet Fiskio contributed the chapter “Where Food Grows on Water: Food Sovereignty and North American Indigenous Literatures” to the book The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature (Ed. Deborah Lea Madison. New York: Routledge, 2015. 238-48).
December 9, 2019
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