Danika Jorgensen-Skakum

Research Coordinator

Danika (Dani) Jorgensen-Skakum graduated from the Gender and Social Justice MA program at the University of Alberta in Winter 2018 with the thesis “Death Positivity and Death Justice in the Anthropocene.” Dani’s research interests include cultural representations of (de)composition/compost, soil-(re)making, and the otherwise dirty details of what it means to live and die as kin on a suffering planet. She is also interested in climate justice, media and cultural studies, transformative justice, and the manifestation of energy in romance novels. Dani facilitates climate change dinner parties with Jessie Beier—research-creation projects designed to provoke thoughtful consumption and time-oriented eating practices. She has experience in feminist radio, movement organization, and Housing First models.