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Sylvia H. Washington <email@example.com>
I am interested in developing discussion threads around water resources, global warming, climate change and environmental health disparities.
|Address:||1N544 Bobolink Drive
Winfield, Illinois 60190
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-Water
Reviewer for H-Africa
Reviewer for H-Environment
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Sylvia Hood Washington, Ph.D.
Oberlin College Communications A.B 1980
Case Institute of Technology Systems Engineering MSE 1987
Case Western Reserve University History Ph.D. 2000
Clayton College Natural Health ND 2002
University of Illinois at Chicago Epidemiology MPH Candidate
University of Illinois at Chicago Research Assoc. Prof. June 2006-Present
University of Maryland University College Adjunct Professor January 2005
DePaul University Visiting Faculty 2003-2004
Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. Project Director 2003-Present
Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar 2003-2005
Elgin Community College Full Professor 1993-2004
Devry University Dean 1992
Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954, Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, December 2004/January 2005. Echoes from the Poisoned Well, Global Memories of Environmental Injustice, co- edited collection, Sylvia Hood Washington (Northwestern University), Paul Rosier (Villanova University) and Heather Goodall (University of Technology, Sydney), Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, January 2006. In progress, The Color of Trees: African American Struggles for A Sustainable Community, 1915-1975, Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2008. In progress, The Urban Conservation Movement: 20th Precursive African American Environmentalism, 1915-1965 Ohio State University’s Urban Life and Urban Landscape series 2007/2008 and Race, Technology and Environment, Rutgers University Press, 2009.
National Project Director, Knights of Peter Claver, Inc.’s Environmental Justice and Health Project. Developed and led a national environmental justice oral history and environmental health literacy program for the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. , the largest black Catholic lay organization in the world (2002-2006). Outcomes for the project: 55 minute documentary film elucidating the intersections of race, technology and environmental health in Chicago, accompanying study guide and an environmental justice booklet, Struggles for Environmental Justice and Health in Chicago, An African American and Catholic Perspective co-authored Dr. Dawn Nothwehr of Catholic Theological Union and published by Depaul University on February 13, 2005. Member of the University of Illinois at Chicago Environmental Justice Advisory Board, Aldo Leopold Foundation Board Member, Blacks in Green Advisory Board member; member and Co-Chair of the Illinois Public Health Association’s Environmental Health Committee; and member of the Illinois EPA Environmental Justice Advisory Group.