This is the final installment of the series put together by Centrum and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and July Hazard to ask “what is queer ecology?” of climate scientists, ecologists, choreographers, poets, and creatives who each share unique perspectives on how queer and trans identities can and do play important roles in shifting the way we think about the sciences and our relations with the more-than-human. This project is part of Woelfle-Erskine and Hazard’s 2019-2020 Centrum Northwest Heritage residencies, made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In this episode Jasmine Harvey and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine have a conversation outside about fire ecologies and culture as it relates to queerness, partnerships and work with Karuk initiatives and stories, and ways to think about eco-sexuality and possibilities for re-framing the study of ecology.
Jasmine Harvey (She/her) lives on the Klamath River on Karuk Land in Northern California. She currently works for the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources, and in her spare time enjoys foraging wild mushrooms, gardening and swimming in the rivers, lakes and creeks of the region.