Species in Peril Publications Team

Subhankar Banerjee, coeditor and codirector of art, and contributing writer—Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair and professor of Art & Ecology, Department of Art, University of New Mexico.

laura c carlson, contributing artist and codirector of art—Adjunct Faculty and Program Coordinator for the Art and Ecology program, Department of Art, University of New Mexico.

Ananda Banerjee, coeditor and contributing writer— Editor of Special Projects at the Outlook Group, India, and Consulting Editor at GoNewsIndia.

Elspeth Iralu (Angami Naga), coeditor and contributing writer—Visiting Assistant Professor of Indigenous Planning, Department of Community & Regional Planning, University of New Mexico.

Subhankar Banerjee is an artist, activist and public scholar. He was most recently cocurator (with Josie Lopez) of the exhibition Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande. Editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point (Seven Stories Press, 2013), Subhankar is currently cowriting (with Ananda Banerjee, with drawings by laura c. carlson) a book on biological annihilation to be published by Seven Stories Press, and coediting (with T.J. Demos and Emily Eliza Scott) a book on contemporary art, visual culture and climate breakdown to be published by Routledge. He has spent two decades contributing to the multispecies justice campaigns to protect significant biological nurseries and human rights of the Indigenous peoples in Alaska’s Arctic. Subhankar is the Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair and a professor of Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico.

laura c carlson is a research artist dedicated to queer ecologies and multispecies justice. carlson received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from Creighton University. carlson has attended residencies, participated in group and solo exhibitions, and has lectured and held workshops across the United States and internationally. carlson has received multiple awards for their work including the Puffin Foundation Environmental Award, Albuquerque Public Art grant, and a Penn Praxis Social Impact Award. Their work has been published in Conceptions Southwest literary magazine, the upcoming edited book Intimate Relations: Communication (in) the Anthropocene to be published Lexington Press (edited by Alexa Dare and Vail Fletcher), and is currently making drawings for a book (written by Subhankar Banerjee and Ananda Banerjee) on biological annihilation to be published by Seven Stories Press. carlson is Adjunct Faculty and Program Coordinator for the Art and Ecology program at the University of New Mexico.

Ananda Banerjee is an award-winning journalist, author and graphic artist. He is Editor of Special Projects at the Outlook Group, one of India’s leading media houses, and Consulting Editor at GoNewsIndia, the country’s first app-based news channel. Ananda co-founded Paryavidhi, an Environmental Law Quarterly magazine published by Environment Law and Development Foundation. He is also a consultant for Deutsche Forest Service (DFS) / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ-India) which focuses on Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in India as part of an Indo-German Biodiversity Programme. Editor of Nature Chronicles of India, Essays on Wildlife (Rupa & Co, 2014) and author of Common Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Rupa & Co, 2008), Ananda is currently cowriting (with Subhankar Banerjee, with drawings by laura c. Carlson) a book on biological annihilation to be published by Seven Stories Press.

Elspeth Iralu (Angami Naga) is a cultural studies scholar whose work brings transnational American studies into critical dialogue with Indigenous geographies. Iralu is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Indigenous Planning at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include the study of colonialism and decolonization, critical race and Indigenous studies, violence and visual culture, and social and political theory. Iralu’s current work examines the spatial surveillance of Indigenous peoples, nations, and territories in the twenty-first century to interrogate how spatial methods of counterinsurgent warfare operate as technologies of territoriality against Indigenous nations. Her writing has appeared in The New Americanist, the Journal of Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the American Association of Geographers Review of Books. She has worked on community projects for environment, health, and sovereignty with Indigenous nations in India and the United States.

Banner Image: Subhankar Banerjee, Snow Geese over the Jago River Coastal Plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 2002.