Katherine Borland publishes essay on the slow activism of Friends of Scioto Brush Creek, an Ohio Field School project.

November 29, 2021

Katherine Borland publishes essay on the slow activism of Friends of Scioto Brush Creek, an Ohio Field School project.

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young volunteer with Friends of Scioto Brush Creek canoe with trash extracted from Creek
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Katherine Borland's essay, "Slow Activism and the Cultivation of Environmental Stewardship in Rural Spaces" was published in the November special issue of Ethnologia Fennica: Rethinking Culture: Marking Change (48:1): 4-30. This essay documents the Friends of Scioto Brush Creek (FOSBC), who have been working to protect their local watershed in Western Scioto County for over 20 years.  Many thanks to Jody Newton-McAllister and Martin McAllister for allowing Borland and her students to document their work. This is the second research publication emanating from the Ohio Field School, which is now in its sixth year. An earlier essay on the Ohio Field School approach to ethnographic collaboration can be found here: https://jfepublications.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OFS-from-TeachingforEquity2020-Final-13.pdf