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Professor Mark Carey

University of Oregon

June 2022

Professor Mark Carey

Mark Carey is Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, as well as Director of the Environmental Studies Program, at the University of Oregon, USA.

His research addresses environmental justice issues related to climate change, glaciers, and water in the Andes and Arctic.

He has co- authored several IPCC chapters and won the Elinor Melville Book Award, the Leopold-Hidy article prize, and the King Albert Mountain Award for lifetime contributions to mountain conservation and peoples.

He currently runs the Glacier Lab for the Study of Ice and Society, where he prioritises collaboration with students.

Distinguished International Visiting Fellow Lecture

Icebergs and Oil in the North Atlantic – Reframing Human Relationships with Ice

2.30pm, Wednesday 8th June 2022
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Since the 1970s, oil companies off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador have been drilling for oil right in the middle of Iceberg Alley. To ensure uninterrupted oil flows, and to make the North Atlantic Ocean safer for capitalism, they have monitored, mapped, moved, blasted, and towed Arctic icebergs that drift into their ocean ‘frontier’. At the same time, widely circulating environmental narratives have turned icebergs into unpredictable enemies. Ice in this story, then, becomes less an icon of the climate crisis and more an agent of the Anthropocene.

Houses in the north Atlantic

Early Career Workshop: “Doing Justice Work in the Research Lab”

Tuesday 14th June

This presentation discusses efforts to build just, inclusive, and ethical research teams. With the ever-increasing trend toward environmental justice research, it is vital that research groups themselves create structures and practices to empower all group members, especially by collaborating with and creating opportunities for students. The discussion will reflect on ongoing work building my Glacier Lab for the Study of Ice and Society, especially work with graduate students and undergraduates. The presentation also offers tips and tactics for working collaboratively on interdisciplinary research teams, particularly when social science and humanities researcher join groups of predominantly physical scientists.

Details of how to sign up have been e-mailed to members of the Department.