ELWS Alumna Publishes Essay about “the Pernicious Effects of Modern Agribusiness”

Nov 29, 2021

Sarah Lawler has published “Field Mice: A North Dakota Family Farm Faces the Pernicious Effects of Modern Agribusiness” in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

In the essay, both lyrical and scholarly, Lawler draws upon her own life story as well as her study of the environment.  She is continuing work in environmental studies at Indiana University, where she is a PhD student of English in rhetoric and an associate composition instructor. She graduated with a BA in English Education from the University of North Dakota in 2014; in 2021, she received an MA in English with a Literacy and Rhetorical Studies minor from the University of Minnesota Duluth. 

As a scholar and researcher, she is interested in environmental rhetoric, especially as it pertains to land equity and land-use ethics for climate refugees. 

For more information on the graduate minors in English and in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies, visit cahss.d.umn.edu/majors-minors/masters-programs/graduate-studies