Georgia Reid

  • Georgia is a graduating senior in sociology/anthropology and environmental studies. Her dual senior thesis work has explored the cultural and social production of bast (hemp and flax) fiber systems, as well as working to build theory for polarization and divide in environmental issues. She aspires to be an agriculturalist, weaver, clinical community herbalist, and writer-researcher. She writes from her current home in Portland, OR. Follow along @shewhosprouts

    Course Summary

    ENVS 400 is the culminating senior seminar course to wrap up four rich years of learning in the environmental studies major at Lewis & Clark College. I've had the opportunity to direct and follow through with an independent research project — and it has not always been straightforward! I've learned to manage a big project deadline by breaking it into bits and planning ahead, a skill I know will support me finding success in future work.

    Senior Capstone

    Our main work in ENVS 400 involves a senior capstone: an original, interdisciplinary environmental research project, resulting in a thesis or other outcome. The page linked above provides more information on my senior capstone.

  • Course Posts

    Emerging from the Belly of a Whale

    April 27, 2020

    Some friends of friends curate a poetry newsletter called Pomegranate to share timely works by contemporary poets. Last week I received a poem called “Things to Do in the Belly of a Whale” by Dan Albergotti, from The Boatloads (2008). Being swallowed by a whale is what writing my thesis […]

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    What made this thesis was not the straight and narrow

    April 15, 2020

    The capstone I drew together, a thesis titled Environment as Plural Public Realities, is a culmination of my learnings over the last six years—four in coursework at Lewis & Clark College, plus two years out of school which, as I can explain, have been just as formative. Graduating high school, […]

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    Thesis goal, 2020: move beyond a second draft?

    April 13, 2020

    My goal for this thesis draft, from the beginning, was to make it readable for both an academic and mature general readership. That is, ideally I wanted to try out my hand at publishing it! Here’s a teeny screenshot teaser… After my final submission, I realized that two full drafts […]

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    Communicating Capstone

    April 3, 2020

    *image: (believed to be) Georgia O’keeffe’s recipe for chicken flautas, by Colin Clark for the New York Times* My capstone has become a research project dedicated to articulating (theoretical) language for what I refer to as pluralism in the environmental public sphere. Since its conception (in Fall 2019 term), my […]

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