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Welcome to the webpage for the Diverse Environmentalisms Research Team (DERT)! We are a group of scholars united to study the intersection of expressive culture and ecological change. Explore these pages for information about team members, research, and resources. 

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Documenting Disaster Folklore in the Eye of the Storm: A Retrospective 6 Months After María: Part 3

AFTER (Last in a series of three) You can read the previous blog posts on my experiences as a folklorist documenting the passage of Hurricane Maria before, during and after September 20, 2017 by using the following links:                                     … Continue reading Documenting Disaster Folklore in the Eye of the Storm: A Retrospective 6 Months After María: Part 3

IU Student Publications on Belief and Native Landscapes

Two undergrad students of Indiana University’s Folklore course “Folklore and the Environment,” taught by John H. McDowell, published their final papers in Indiana University’s Undergrad Journal of Religious Studies on their digital June 2018 edition. Abigayle Walker and Klancy Hoover, each touched on different aspects of belief and the natural environment amongst different Native communities … Continue reading IU Student Publications on Belief and Native Landscapes

DOCUMENTING DISASTER FOLKLORE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: A RETROSPECTIVE 6 MONTHS AFTER MARÍA: PART 2

By Gloria M. Colom Braña This is the second installment in a three-part blog series on my experiences while conducting ethnographic fieldwork for my dissertation on folklore before, during, and after Hurricane María. This is the shortest of the three parts because it documents the events of one day, September 20, 2017, while the hurricane … Continue reading DOCUMENTING DISASTER FOLKLORE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: A RETROSPECTIVE 6 MONTHS AFTER MARÍA: PART 2

Documenting Disaster Folklore in the Eye of the Storm: A Retrospective 6 Months After María

By Gloria M. Colom Braña The following blog posts are based on my first-hand experiences while conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and are divided into three sections to highlight the actions taken before, during, and after Hurricane María made landfall on the island. This retrospective is focused on the application of traditional knowledge … Continue reading Documenting Disaster Folklore in the Eye of the Storm: A Retrospective 6 Months After María

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