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Wakild publishes chapter in environmental history handbook

Emily Wakild, professor of environmental studies and Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Professor for the Environment and Public Lands, co-authored a chapter on environmental pedagogy in the Routledge Handbook for Environmental History published December 2023. The chapter, “Pedagogy for the Depressed: Empowerment and Hope in the Face of the Apocalypse,” was written with Michelle K. Berry from the University of Arizona.

According to the publisher, “The Routledge Handbook of Environmental History presents a cutting-edge overview of the dynamic and ever-expanding field of environmental history. It addresses recent transformations in the field and responses to shifting scholarly, political and environmental landscapes.”

The chapter addresses reasons and strategies for embracing approaches to studying the past that center students’ wellbeing and planetary wisdom. The publication can be found on the Routledge Handbook publishing website.