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Maria Job

Maria Job

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Job’s research interests lie at the intersections of environmental and technological humanities and include botanical humanities, critical infrastructure studies, material culture, and global studies. She is keen on questioning the public accessibility of botanical archives and tracing narrative exclusions in the cultural representations of plants and their extended supply chain as food, medicine, textiles, and objects, in literature and new media. She is currently working on a paper exploring the literary representations of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opium consumption and trade in the works of Thomas De Quinceys Confessions of an English Opium-eater and Amitav Ghoshs Sea of Poppies.

Maria Job is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds an MA in literature, culture, and theory from the University of Sussex, and a BA in English from the University of Madras, India.