Introductions: Kathlyn Dannewald

Hello everyone! I am excited for the opportunity to introduce myself and talk about the research I plan to conduct this semester and beyond. My name is Kathlyn Dannewald and I am an Environmental Studies and Political Science major. I am also pursuing an accelerated Master’s in Public Administration. I have been incredibly interested in…

Fall 2020 Research Summary

Hello! As the Spring Semester quickly approaches, I wanted to give a quick update on how my research has progressed over the Fall 2020 semester. I learned so much, about both the topics I was researching and the process of conducting collegiate research in general, and I am excited to continue this Spring! Even though…

ESWG Alumnus Earns Second Place in SWAAG Student Paper Competition

Environmental Sustainability Working Group alumnus Madeline Wade, who is currently a graduate student in the Department of Geography at Texas State, recently presented her project entitled “Community Education and Public Perceptions of Water Reuse in Norman, OK” during the 2020 Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers‘ Annual Meeting student paper competition. We are…

A Little Project Update

Hello everyone! I just wanted to drop in and give a little update on how my project is going! So this semester I have been adding onto research conducted by a former sustainability intern, Allyson Wiley, on a panel that she helped plan in 2017. The panel was a collaboration between OU Green Week and…

Petro-Masculinity: How White Supremacy, Heteronormativity and the Climate Crisis Intersect

Since 2016, the Trump Administration rolled back almost 100 previous environmental policies, the majority of which involve regulating air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and fossil fuel extraction. The president’s basis for these policy rollbacks, along with countless other socially and environmentally damaging legislative decisions, is his goal of restoring the United States to a previous,…