Alumna who graduated in 2021 with her PhD in American Literary Studies, Lauren Perry-Rummel recently published a chapter in a collection titled, Ecopedagogies: Practical Approaches to Experiential Learning, edited by Ellen Bayer and Judson Byrd Finley (Routledge 2022). Her chapter, “Teaching Animal Texts: American Environmental Literature’s Ability to Connect Students to Animals and Wildlife through Observation” focuses on place-based learning through literary analysis and animal observation.
Perry-Rummel additionally presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association on a panel organized by Shelli Rottschafer (Ph.D., UNM 2005) entitled, “Human Ties: Memoir, Language, and Identity, Subcategory Panel of the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)”. Perry-Rummel’s work focused on Terry Tempest William’s Refuge (1991), while Rottshafer’s presentation focused on Querencia in Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Sabrina y Corina.
Drs. Perry-Rummel and Rottschafer were joined by Dr. Casey Kile Citrin (Albuquerque Academy) and Dylan Couch (University of Idaho).