Alexis Rider

Alexis Rider is a PhD candidate in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she explores how ice has been used by naturalists and scientists to understand the deep past and future of the earth.

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Theorizing the Contemporary


It’s hard, when among ice, not to hunt for melt. In our Anthropocenic epoch, ice is an element that is steadfastly bound to descriptors like fragile and in retr... More