Discard Studies is supported by three members of our editorial team. This team writes or solicits posts, manage pitches, and support the day to day financial, technical, and administrative aspects of the blog.

Max Liboiron, Editor
Max Liboiron is an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she directs the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), marine science laboratory that specialises in community-based environmental monitoring of marine plastic pollution. Liboiron’s research bridges the natural and social sciences by creating scientific tools and protocols out of feminist and anti-colonial thought. Liboiron has written for and managed Discard Studies since 2011.

Josh Lepawsky, Collaborating Editor
Josh Lepawsky is Associate Professor of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Questions informing his research include where and how are contemporary discards made? Where do they travel and where do their effects accumulate? Who gets what discards, where, how, and under what conditions? He is also interested in how maintenance and repair, broadly conceived, might offer both literal and figurative lessons for figuring out how to live well together in permanently polluted and always breaking worlds. More information about Josh Lepawsky’s work can be found athttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7022-1568

Alex Zahara, Collaborating Editor
Alex Zahara is a PhD Candidate (Geography) at Memorial University of Newfoundland and cross-disciplinary researcher, whose work examines structures of settler colonialism as they relate to issues of pollution and scientifically-mediated risk management practices.

Discard Studies was founded in 2010 by Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up and
anthropologist-in-residence for New York City’s Department of Sanitation.