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August 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Archives Building
17 W Quartz St
Butte, MT 59701
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Superfunded: Recreating Nature in a Postindustrial West

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, August 28, with a presentation by Jen Dunn called “Superfunded: Recreating Nature in a Postindustrial West.” Using Butte and Libby as her case studies, Jen explores how the social, industrial, and environmental histories of these communities in Montana shaped their experiences with the federal government through Superfund. As a Ph.D. candidate, Jen is working on her dissertation and is a graduate teaching assistant in the department of history and philosophy at MSU. Jennifer Dunn grew up in Bozeman and traveled east to Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree. Eventually, she grew to miss the mountains and returned home for her Master’s degree in history at Montana State University. Jen returned to the history department and started her Ph.D. which examines the transformation of mining towns to Superfund sites.