Faculty Note | Frederica Bowcutt | 2021-2022

In 2022, Frederica Bowcutt published two book chapters: “Pepperwood: Ethically Expanding Commercial Use of an Undervalued Tree and Cultural Keystone Species.” In The Cultural Value of Trees: Folk Value and Biocultural Conservation, ed. Jeffrey Wall. New York: Routledge. And “Plants as Luxury Foods: Affordability in an Environmentally Uncertain Future.” In A Cultural History of Plants, Vol. 6, pp. 39-61, ed. Annette Giesecke and David Mabberley. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

In 2021, she published “Book Review: Mexico’s Community Forest Enterprises: Success on the Commons and the Seeds of a Good Anthropocene. By David Barton Bray.” Environmental History 26 (3):596-598. doi: 10.1093/envhis/emab039. Her first two pedagogy articles came out in 2021 and 2020 as follows: “Creation of a Field Guide to Camas Prairie Plants with Undergraduate Researchers: Project-Based Learning Combined with Epistemological Decolonization.” Ethnobiology Letters 12 (1): 21-31. And “Co-teaching Botany and History: An Interdisciplinary Model for a More Inclusive Curriculum” which was coauthored with visiting faculty member Dr. Tamara Caulkins and published in Isis 111 (3): 1-9.

Dr. Bowcutt also consulted in 2020 with Vanderbilt University on the integration of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching science that promote inclusivity and equity in American society as a part of an NEH grant.

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