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Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Vassar College

01/31/2022 - 06/05/2022

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert is a professor of Caribbean cultures and ecologies at Vassar College in Dutchess County, New York, where she holds the Sarah Tod Fitz Randolph Distinguished Professor Chair. Her research focuses on the intersections of art, culture, and the environment in the Caribbean region, with particular attention to climate change. Her most recent work includes the forthcoming Extinctions: Colonialism, Biodiversity, and the Narratives of the Caribbean (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming) and Lost Paris of the West Indies: Creative Responses to the 1902 Eruption of Martinique’s Mont PelĂ©e Volcano (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming). She co-edits Repeating Islands, a blog on Caribbean culture. Her project at the Clark, “Where the River Meets the Sea: Visualizing Climate Change in the Dominican Republic,” explores the central role played by contemporary Dominican artists in chronicling and engaging the plight of the endangered communities living along the Ozama River as they face the impact of climate change.