Soil Science and Radical Life
Brown Bag with Sophie Sapp Moore, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Thursday, September 26, 2019
This talk, part of a larger book project on the political ecology of racial freedom in Haiti, examines the intersection between scientific and political discourses around soil in 20th century Haiti. It looks first at the occupation of Haiti by US Marines between 1919 and 1934. The Occupation entailed the production of a body of scientific knowledge about Haiti’s environments, including extensive surveys of its soils and natural resources.