The graduate students who conducted research and created content for this website are:
Brett Aho (Global Studies)
Stephen Borunda (Film and Media Studies)
Sandy Carter (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management)
Ariana Castillo (Political Science)
Sylvia Cifuentes (Global Studies)
Mariah Clegg (Sociology)
Jéssica Malinalli Coyotecatl Contreras (Anthropology)
Sage Gerson (English)
Anthony Greco (History)
Theodore LeQuesne (Global Studies)
Sarah Lerner (Film and Media Studies)
Christopher McQuilkin (History)
Mary Michael (Film and Media Studies)
Nicky Rehnberg (History)
Mario Tumen (History)
The participants would like to thank Jeremy Douglass from the Digital Arts and Humanities Commons and Laila Shereen Sakr and Alenda Chang from Wireframe Studios at UCSB for generously hosting the Mellon Sawyer Seminar's "Beyond the Spill" opening reception and exhibition, where this website was first presented to the public.
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar is convened by five faculty PIs: Javiera Barandiarán (Global Studies), Mona Damluji (Film and Media Studies), Stephan Miescher (History), David Pellow (Environmental Studies), and Janet Walker (Film and Media Studies).
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar is a collaborative effort to develop critical and creative research practices in energy justice by building on emergent work in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. At the heart of this project is conviction that movements, practices and debates among indigenous communities worldwide and societies of the Global South are central and not auxiliary to understanding humanity’s deep embroilment with carbon-based energy.