Research Project

Havrelock, Rachel

Hydrologies of the Anthropocent Social Flows and Engineered Watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin

Principal Investigator
Havrelock, Rachel
Funding Source
University of Wisconsin Madison

Abstract

Our project traces the complex historical and cultural production of Midwest’s formative rivers, highlighting both their vulnerabilities and potentials for resistance in the era of climate change. We are particularly interested in understanding the temporal, material, cultural, and political elements that shaped the waterways, their infrastructures, and their communities at a time when climate change was not a part of the planning process.