Exploring Oklahoma History: A Student’s Guide to Museums and Memory

As a soon-to-be university graduate, I have spent a surprisingly small amount of time working with librarians, archival experts, and materials in a physical space. Most of the research I have conducted for various courses has taken place almost exclusively on my laptop. Even a fair sum of the sources I collected for my studies…

The Power of Positivity and Persistence

by Brooke Foster, OU Undergraduate Researcher This semester is off to a great start despite all of the new challenges we are facing because of COVID-19. In the Spring, I got all of my funding in order to travel to the northeastern corner of Oklahoma and begin in-person interviews with people who have either lived…

Research in the Time of COVID-19

This pandemic has forced various challenges upon people all over the world. It has seemingly affected each and every person on the planet in very unique and strange ways as essential workers and their heroic perseverance lead us through this strange time. In a moment where the best thing we can do is stay home…

ESWG Researcher Wins Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Poster Competition

By Brooke Foster During the last weekend of February, I attended the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference at the University of Kentucky. After obtaining funding through the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, myself and two other DGES undergraduate students flew to Lexington, Kentucky unforgivingly early that Thursday morning. I had never been to a…