Published: Oct. 1, 2019

Assistant Professor Erin Espelie––along with Natural Hazards Center Director Lori Peek, Art and Art History Assistant Professor Brianne Cohen, and Director of the Center for Native and Indigenous Studies Andrew Cowell––has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar at CU Boulder on the comparative study of cultures entitled, Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects. This is the first year CU Boulder has participated in this competition, making the award an especially remarkable accomplishment. 

As co-faculty director of the Nature, Environment, Science and Technology Studio for the Arts (NEST), Espelie also co-curated the exhibit Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, and Future) at the CU Art Museum. In addition, she had solo film shows in London, Montreal and New Mexico and was featured in Sublimity as Document, published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.