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Brittany Postle Humanities

William O. Douglas and how Pristine Wilderness Shaped Ideas of Desire and Access in Nature

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Brittany's project focuses on the confluence of environmental advocacy, legal history, and disability studies. This confluence will become the river that tells the story of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas' lifelong fight for pristine wilderness spaces in the United States. Brittany examines pristine spaces through the lens of Dr. Sunaura Taylor's method of Disabled Ecologies, further understanding how policy has shaped our idea of disability in nature, what spaces deserve saving, as well as what bodies are worthy of visiting pristine nature.
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Major: American Studies
Mentor: Sarah Gold McBride, American Studies
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