TEDX TALKS | GLACIERS, GENDER, AND SCIENCE: WE NEED MORE STORIES OF ICE

What happens when we view glacier science within their cultural and social contexts? How can we use a feminist lens to examine glaciers and people in context together, understand how glacier stories are produced, circulated, and gain credibility and authority across time and space? A feminist lens is crucial here because the majority of glaciological knowledge stems from information produced by men, about men, within existing masculine stories. M JACKSON is a self-described glacier nerd, adventurer, and environmental educator pursuing a doctorate degree in geography and earth science at the University of Oregon as she researches glaciers and climate change in the Arctic. Jackson is a two-time U.S. Fulbright Scholar and received a 2015-2016 Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research grant to research how glacier change impacts communities on the south coast of the island in Höfn, Iceland. Jackson has worked for over seven years for the National Geographic Society as an Arctic Expert, leading expeditions and lecturing about the Arctic, glaciology, climate change, and environmental sciences. Jackson released her first book in 2015, While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change, which explores the parallel between changes in the climate and family in the face of loss.

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