Faculty Note | Eirik Steinhoff | 2021-2022
More than 500 individuals from the Evergreen community and beyond participated in a series of Public Seminars on Reimagining Community Safety that Eirik Steinhoff curated and hosted in Winter-Spring 2021.
In Summer 2021, Eirik served as a faculty co-pilot for New Student Programs and helped welcome Evergreen’s 50th cohort of incoming of students with the practices of close reading, free writing, geodesic-dome building, kitemaking, and more.
Eirik was the Oral History Scholar for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022. He dedicated his energy to researching and writing about key inflection points in Evergreen’s 50-year history. A brief excerpt from this inquiry was published in the May 2022 issue of Works in Progress.
Off-campus Eirik’s advocacy for naturally regenerated structurally complex forests on public land kicked into high gear. In 2021 he co-founded the Legacy Forest Project. He is a founding board member of the Center for Responsible Forestry, and was featured in a radio spot on Northwest Public Broadcast called “The fight for legacy forests.”
In May 2022 he was quoted in The New York Times obituary for Irving Rosenthal, one of his elders from Chicago Review.