Protest as Pilgrimage


Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs


Environmental Studies


“Protest as Pilgrimage” is a multi-faceted scholarly project that focuses on Indigenous women in environmental activism and the transformation of places of protest into places of pilgrimage. Through the lenses of environmental justice, climate action, Indigenous activism, Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, and gender analysis, this work explores the connections and continuities between contemporary Indigenous protests—as places of Indigenous women’s religious revitalization—and historic female-focused religious practices. During the fellowship term, I plan to continue writing journalistic pieces, and to expand my writing to a variety of publications with pieces that focus on the roles of women in global Indigenous environmental activism.