Rosalyn LaPier F'20

Rosalyn  LaPier
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
University of Montana

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs 2020
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
University of Montana
Protest as Pilgrimage

“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.