science for the riparian dispossessed

[W]e must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds.

José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia


The F.R.E.S.H Water Relations Lab begins as an in-the-flesh and virtual space for research in rivers, coasts, and oceans. We take a feminist approach to organizing the lab’s collective work, and welcome short and long-term visitors who share our interests.

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The F.R.E.S.H Water Relations Lab brings queer theorists, ecological field researchers, and local land-based practitioners into conversation.


Get in touch with your field stories, questions, invitations, or inquiries about joining the lab as a student.