Dr. Linda Shenk received a grant from the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

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Dr. Linda Shenk received a grant from the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research for  her project “Co-producing Climate Storylines with Women Landowners in Iowa.”

Led by Dr. Shenk, this project creates and tests a storytelling-based framework that allows researchers, community partners, and  women landowners in Iowa (some of agriculture’s potentially influential, yet silenced, stakeholders) to co-produce climate narratives and climate-wise action. This framework combines emerging use of climate “storylines” with a humanities approach to collaborative story making inspired by William Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s plays and his era’s theatrical practices that create what scholars now call a “cognitive ecosystem.” This project fosters relationship building among diverse experts as equal partners for social-environmental resilience.