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Meet David Syring, a member of the 2018 cohort of IonE Educators. An associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Syring’s interests include human-environment relationships, humanistic approaches to resilient food systems, globalization and craftwork, and sustainability as both a theoretical framework and a practical approach to addressing contemporary issues of social inequality.
For his Educator project, Syring will be creating a course about “the roles of the arts in maintaining cultures built around sustainability as a fundamental feature of worldviews leading to resilience in times of change.” He plans on designing it as an in-person and online course, as well as a College in the Schools offering, in order to reach more students. Below, Syring shares his thoughts about his goals as an IonE Educator.