Shelly Annette Biesel

Dr. Biesel is a Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Park Service and Affiliate Faculty at the University of Maine. Her research explores how marginalized communities use traditional ecological knowledge to navigate and challenge settler-colonial modes of resource governance.

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Planning for Ghosts

Theorizing the Contemporary

Planning for Ghosts

On February 3rd, 2023, the Brazilian Navy scuttled a “ghost ship”—an abandoned marine vessel—off the coast of Pernambuco in Northeastern Brazil. The planned sin... More