How has tourism environmentally redefined, reshaped, and changed native lands in Williamsburg, Virginia?

By Bibiana Mirones (Spring, 2022) Understanding Environmental Anthropology This semester I took Dr. Mara Dicentas Environmental Anthropology Course at William and Mary. Before I take any class that discusses people, topics of decolonization, and themes of intersectionality, I am conscious and reflect on what I hope I will gain from as well as be critical... Continue Reading →

Who Shapes Space?

By Elyas Bouallegui (Spring 2022) This blogpost attempts to illustrate the molding of space by human and non-human inhabitants as they work to serve their own motives in similar ways within a shared space. Specifically, I will be telling the story from my perspective through observing and interviewing a frequent and longtime visitor of Huntley... Continue Reading →

Birdwatching with Birds Watching

Exploring human-animal relations with the William and Mary Bird Club By Alice Palfreyman (Spring 2022) Walking through the Wildflower Refuge on the William and Mary campus, I hear some excitement from the Bird Club crowd in front of me as we turn the corner. Peering through my binoculars, I see exactly what everyone is raving... Continue Reading →

Parks in Virginia – Explorations

Click here to check our interactive GIS map on Virginia's parks. Our class went to do some ethnographic explorations about Nature, Settler Colonialism, and Indigenous Voices in Conservation: York River State ParkFreedom ParkJamestown IslandCollege Landing more to come...

New Quarter Park

Julia, Adonis, Ezzie, and I (Annaliese) visited New Quarter Park on a Friday Afternoon in late March. New Quarter Park was far more vast and rich with history than we anticipated. We were eager to explore the park, especially long and winding "Queens Creek." The creek extends from New Quarter Park and serves as a... Continue Reading →

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