Faculty Spotlight: Alyssa Paredes

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Spotlight on ANTHRCUL 256: Culture, Adaptation, and Environment and the Environmental Wayfarer Project We engage in transnational relationships every day, usually without more than a passing thought about the global supply chains that structure our lives and lifestyles. Professor Alyssa Paredes dedicates her research to studying these relationships through immersive fieldwork…

Faculty Spotlight: Michela Arnaboldi

Teaching Professor, Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Intermittent Lecturer in Program in the Environment, School for Environment and Sustainability Spotlight on ENVIRON 111: Climate Change and Sustainability: Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century Professor Michela Arnaboldi has always been passionate about the oceans. During her undergraduate degree in Italy, she studied marine biology…

Faculty Spotlight: Toni Bushner

Lecturer in the Digital Studies Institute Spotlight on DIGITAL 355: Topics in Digital Creative Expression: Sustainable Board Game Design Analog board games are a classic form of group entertainment, breaking down social barriers and garnering competition and connection. Toni Bushner is fascinated by games – she completed her master’s and PhD at Purdue University, focusing…

Faculty Spotlight: Jason Duvall

Lecturer, Program in the Environment (PitE) Spotlight on ENVIRON 139: First-Year Seminar in the Environment, Prescription Nature and ENVIRON 308: Sustainability and Health  Dr. Jason Duvall developed a connection to nature early on while wandering around fields and forests in southwest Ohio. He went on to study environmental health as an undergraduate, worked for an…

Faculty Spotlight: Jenna Munson

Outreach Program Specialist and Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Founder and Coordinator of Earth Camp Spotlight on EARTH 115: The Science Behind Michigan’s Environmental Justice Issues and EARTH 380: Natural Resources, Economics, and the Environment At a time when young people of all backgrounds are passionate about addressing climate change, Jenna Munson is an…

Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Young

Teaching Professor and Lecturer IV, Anthropology Spotlight on ANTHRARC 180: First-Year Seminar in Anthropological Archaeology, Food at the University of Michigan Have you ever wondered what the landscape of Ann Arbor might have looked like 110 years ago? Would you believe us if we told you that we know precisely what was served at a…

Faculty Spotlight: Omolade Adunbi

Director of the African Studies Center, Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Law (courtesy), Faculty Associate, Program in the Environment Spotlight on ANTHRCUL/AAS 458: Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology: Energy Matters: Environment, Culture, Power, and the Oil State To Professor Omolade Adunbi, topics in sustainability are inextricably linked to the…

Faculty Spotlight: Karin Martin

Professor of Sociology and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Spotlight on SOC 105: First-Year Seminar in Sociology – Environment and the Climate Crisis “I’ve structured the course to provide students with the opportunity to think through it (the climate crisis) in the specific way that they want to.” Karin Martin The perfect example of…