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Michelle Murphy – 2023 Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, May 2 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

The CSWS 2023 Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture will be delivered by scholar Michelle Murphy as a closing event to "Ghost Forest"—an exhibition by Eugene artist Sarah Grew at the LaVerne Krause Gallery, featuring Jon Bellona’s sound installation “Wildfire.”

Murphy (they/them) is a Professor in the History Department and Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, and a technoscience studies scholar and historian of the recent past whose research concerns decolonial approaches to environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; race and science; and finance and economic practices. Murphy's current research focuses on the relationships between pollution, colonialism, and technoscience on the lower Great Lakes.  Murphy is a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Science & Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice, as well as Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit,  which hosts a lab and is home for social justice and decolonial approaches to Science and Technology Studies. They are Métis from Winnipeg, from a mixed Métis and French Canadian family.

The lecture and exhibit is part of  “Haunting Ecologies: The Past, Present, and Future of Feminist and Indigenous Approaches to Forest Fire,” a project sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and UO Environment Initiative partnership.