Professor, Program in American Studies and High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Allison Carruth is on the faculty of Princeton University, where she directs the environmental research, storytelling and art group Blue Lab and the lab's ongoing Climate Stories Incubator. She is the author of Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food and was the inaugural director of the UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). Her research interests include environmental narrative, media and art; science communication; contemporary food movements; and evolving relationships between technology, ecology and environmentalism in American culture.
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Nature by Design
November 18, 2019
Proposals to revive and reintroduce extinct species—known as de-extinction—garner outsize attention in discussions of biodiversity loss and climate adaptation. “Nature by Design” compares the scientific literature and popular science around de-extinction as it has been envisioned in the U.S. and considers its complicated relationship to the discourse of rewilding cities, farmlands, forests and parks.