Writer. Creative. Integral Ecologist.
Welcome! Laura Pustarfi, Ph.D. is an aspiring writer with a focus on philosophy, ecology, and religion. Her current work addresses trees in the Western paradigm.
Reflections from my forthcoming dissertation, Arboreality: Revisioning Trees in the Western Paradigm.
Video of my Ph.D. dissertation defense presentation. Filmed on Feb. 28, 2019.
How do our relationships with non-humans affirm our humanity?
A talk as part of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) Forum series.
As a study of trees in the Western paradigm, this dissertation enters into the conversation with thinkers in plant studies or critical plant studies. Plant studies draws comparison to animal and multispecies studies and engages thinkers across diverse disciplines. Key voices in this nascent field are Matthew Hall, Michael Marder, Luce Irigaray, and Monica Gagliano among others.