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Jared L. Talley 

Jared L. Talley 

Jared L. Talley is an environmental philosopher and place-based scholar, specifically focusing on collaborative efforts in the environmental governance of the American West. He is a doctoral candidate and University Distinguished Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University defending in September 2020. He received a BA in Philosophy from Boise State University in 2014 and an MPA focused in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from Boise State University in 2016. His research focuses on the interaction of our imaginations, our environments, and our environmental governance institutions to better understand social conflict in the American West. As a place-based scholar, he takes seriously the sociohistorical processes inscribed on the landscape and the ways that current institutions provide obstacles and opportunities for the just and authentic engagement of diverse communities in environmental decision-making. His free time is spent in the deserts and mountains of Idaho and losing himself in science fiction movies. More can be found at www.jaredtalley.com