Liberal Arts lecture | Danielle Purifoy

The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program welcome guest lecturer Danielle Purifoy, who will present a talk on environmental racism. Purifoy is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a PhD in Environmental Politics and African American Studies at Duke University, earned a BA in English and Political Science from Vassar College and a JD from Harvard Law School. Her current research traces the roots of contemporary environmental conditions in the US South, specifically in Black towns dating back to the postbellum era. She has also written about the legal dimensions of environmental justice and equity in food systems.

Purifoy is the former Race and Place editor at Scalawag, a magazine devoted to Southern politics and culture, and the current Board Chair of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network

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Thursday, April 1 at 1:30pm

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