Junior Research Fellow, 2018-2020
Other Natures: Environmental Encounters with Ancient Greek Ethnography
Other Natures investigates the relational environmental discourse of Greek ethnographies, descriptions of non-Greek lands and peoples, and its enduring presence in museums of natural history. This pre-Platonic strand of Greek writing enmeshes humans with the rest of nature and imagines different relationships between humans and other species. Like the non-binary theories scholars such as Donna Haraway and Karen Barad now pursue, ancient Greek ethnography affirms that human life and well-being are inextricable from the life and well-being of the nonhuman world. At the same time, Greek writers challenge thinkers in the environmental humanities by showing how humans can pursue self-interest ethically.