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Heather Whipple's Testimonial
BA English, Swarthmore College; MA English, MLS, Indiana University
"I first started studying Geography about five years ago when I thought I might want to change careers from academic librarianship to something more focused on environmental and sustainability issues. Since then, I've developed additional geographical interests in GIS, critical animal geography, cultural geography, and almost anything to do with grey areas, fuzzy boundaries, and liminal spaces, both material and metaphorical. Although I'm still quite committed to sustainability and shifting away from consumerism while encouraging respectful engagement with the non-human world, my topic reverted to my first loves, astronomy and science fiction. I'll be researching how living in outer space is represented and imagined in popular discourse, mostly by and for those of us who will never go there."