Grads & Undergrads: Earth Day 2020: Gaia Has a Fever | April 22 livestream

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Dr. Jennifer Thomson will give a talk untangling the history of oil corporations, climate justice, and environmental governance. Beginning with physicist James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, she’ll discuss the involvement of oil corporations in climate research, and explore a truly liberatory environmental politics.

Earth Day 50th Anniversary: Gaia Has a Fever

Lecture by Jennifer Thomson

Wednesday, April 22, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Livestream

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Jennifer Thomson is an assistant professor of history at Bucknell University. Her book, The Wild and the Toxic: Health and American Environmental Politics, was published in May 2019. Professor Thomson specializes in the post-1945 history of the United States, with particular concentrations in leftist politics, health and the environment, and structural inequality. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2013.

This event is sponsored by the Department of History, the College of the Environment, and UW Earth Day 50 Anniversary- UW Office of Sustainability

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Thomson Earth Day lecture April 2020