Open House hosted by Kevin Rose and Tahi Wiggins
Thinking Across Departments
The Environmental Resilience Institute hosts monthly Open House sessions for graduate students interested in discussing their research with other students from around Grounds working on environmental resilience related topics. Our Open House events are part of the student-led, ERI supported, Graduate Research Forum (GRF). The GRF is open to all grad students and invests in activities that advance novel frameworks, theories, models, and applications that are transformative and have societal impacts. We hope you can attend this and other GRF events!
On Oct. 16th from 12-1pm, Kevin Rose and Tahi Higgins hosted the virtual GRF Open House. Attendees discussed their research and looked for connections to their own work.
Living Green: The Neoliberal Climate of Protestant Environmentalism
Kevin Rose is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at UVA, where he is also affiliated with the American Studies department and the Environmental Humanities Initiative. His work has appeared in the American Quarterly and Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, and he is currently completing work on a dissertation, entitled “Living Green: The Neoliberal Climate of Protestant Environmentalism.” Kevin’s work examines environmentalism using the methodologies of Religious Studies and American Studies, seeking to understand the relationship between shifting formations of American capitalism and Protestant conceptions of religious agency in response to the environmental crises of the 1970s and 80s.