On Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm, Dr. Jennifer Grubbs, an Antioch College anthropology professor, will discuss her new book, Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare (McGill-Queens University Press, 2021). The event will take place on the Antioch College campus, in ASB 219, the Cinema Room. COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. The discussion will also be available online. Please visit this link for online advance registration.
Disenchanted by indirect forms of protest designed to work within existing systems of corporate and state power, animal and earth liberation activists have turned instead to direct action. In Ecoliberation, Dr. Grubbs takes the reader inside the complicated, intricate world of these powerful and controversial interventions, nuancing the harrowing realities of political repression with inspiring clever ways that activists resist. Nearly a decade in the making, the book looks back at the notorious period of repression called the Green Scare and draws contemporary connections to the creep of fascism under former President, Donald Trump.
Dr. Grubbs is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Antioch College. She earned her doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C., in Anthropology, specializing in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. She has conducted ethnographic work with environmental and animal advocacy movements based in North America, immigration-support communities in rural Virginia, and with Holocaust survivors residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her current research bridges feminist anthropology, environmental communication, and queer studies, both in method and application, through an examination of companion animal and farming programs in carceral spaces.