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Exploring the connections between expression and

environment, history and habitation, meaning and materiality.

ROCHELLE L. JOHNSON
writer     researcher     teacher

Recent and Forthcoming Events
July 10, 2022
The Thoreau Prize: Honoring Jane Goodall
The Thoreau Society, Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord, Massachusetts
Register for the single event at: https://secure.thoreausociety.org/annual-gathering/special-events/

July 7, 2022 - 2:00-3:45pm Eastern
Worlding a Broken Body in a Broken World
An in-person and Zoom reading on a panel titled "Disability and Worlding"
The 2022 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering: "Thoreau and Globalization"
Held in Concord, Massachusetts


June 28, 29, and 30, 2022; 5:30PM to 7:30PM Eastern

Workshop: The Life and Landscapes of Susan Fenimore Cooper
This three-day, in-person workshop (with walking) explores Cooper’s life and landscapes in Cooperstown.
 Sponsored by the Fenimore Art Museum

April 20, 2022 - 5:00pm Eastern
Interconnectivity: Birders as Teachers
A Conversation with David Lindo & J. Drew Lanham

A Zoom event commemorating Earth Week
,Co-sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity
the College of Idaho, and the Thoreau Society

Watch recorded event online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8S-HvJNddE

April 14, 2022, 7PM Eastern
Making Beauty in the Broken Places
Susan Fenimore Cooper and the Hudson River 
School

A Zoom presentation anticipating Earth Day
Sponsored by the Fenimore Art Museum

Watch recorded event online at: https://youtu.be/RlHFFkyqlMU

October 29, 2021
The Thoreau Prize: Honoring Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Thoreau Society, First Parish Church, Concord, Massachusetts
  Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OgN3eRrfg8

On Covid-19, Thoreau, and the Liberal Arts
Video made for The College of Idaho, March 26, 2020:
Click on the video below

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SERVICE

I hold tremendous gratitude toward the professional communities of which I am a part, so I make a point of contributing to them.

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TEACHING

I teach in hopes of helping students discover how they might contribute most meaningfully to the world.

RESEARCH

My professional life centers on the environmental humanities—and, more particularly, on thinking through how people have understood and expressed their relations to the natural world.