PhD Candidate

Emma Pask is a joint PhD student between the Anthropology Department and the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. Her research focuses on the development of ecological thinking. Starting with the study of bats across Texas, her work shows how “ecology” operates as a political modality that brings together the university, extractive industries, extra-legal policing, and state governance and thus shapes the proliferating experiences of violence in the state.