Geologics: Comparative Epistemologies of the Earth

Professor Moser's research explores “geologics”: systems of thought that have accounted for the relationship between humans and what modern scientists consider geological features (caves, volcanos) and geomorphological processes (weathering, erosion, deposition). This new interdisciplinary work involves scholars at Brown and around the country to mobilize the insights of the literary and visual arts, archaeology, anthropology, and history to excavate deep histories and sculpt speculative futures of the earth. 

Professor Moser worked closely with Professor Felipe Rojas of the Joukowsky Institute to organize a symposium entitled Geologics: Comparative Epistemologies of the Earth which brought together an eclectic group of artists and scholars for a wide-ranging discussion of historic and contemporary approaches to understanding the earth that differ from the scientific frameworks of modern geology