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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: Ryo Morimoto

Ryo Morimoto, Anthropology

November 7, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 111 East Pyne

Princeton Environmental Institute

Ryo Morimoto uses ethnographic research to create a space and language to think about nuclear and other contaminants as part and parcel of what it means to live in the late-industrial and post-fallout era. Morimoto is currently working on a book tentatively titled, The Nuclear Ghost: Atomic Livelihood in Fukushima’s Gray Zone, which analyzes the struggles of representing and experiencing low-dose radiation exposure in coastal Fukushima where the threshold of exposure is inconsistent.

This is the fourth talk in the Fall 2018 Environmental Humanities Colloquium.

Series Background: Open to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and staff, the Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is animated by — or intersects with — issues central to the environmental humanities.

The colloquium is hosted by Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment, and Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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