Courtney O’Dell-Chaib is a doctoral candidate with an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University and an M.T.S from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She is currently working on a dissertation titled, Desiring Devastated Landscapes: Love After Ecological Collapse.
Courtney O’Dell-Chaib considers how toxic materials complicate conceptions of “sacred natures” through their ability to ooze beyond categories such as nature/culture, human/nonhuman, sacred/profane. In conversation with voices in material feminisms and affect theory, O’Dell-Chaib suggests possible avenues for navigating our toxic immersions.