Cleo Woelfle-Erskine | UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Under the mentorship of Karen Barad (Professor of Feminist Studies), Cleo A Woelfle-Erskine, a graduate of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley whose work transforms cultures of water use grounded in waste, ignorance, and apathy into new water cultures rooted in renewed connections to local water sources and cycles, was awarded a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow. His project is entitled Fish Cultures: indigenous, queer, and trans potentials in aquatic ecology.
Cleo is an ecologist, hydrologist, writer, and scholar of water working to explore queer, transgender, and decolonial possibilities for ecological science. In July 2017, he joined the faculty of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, Seattle as the assistant professor of equity and environmental justice.