Roberto Mendez-Arreola

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Roberto Mendez-Arreola is a biologist and human ecologist and is a professor at Centro Chihuahuense de Estudios de Posgrado in Mexico. He received a grant for “Monarch butterfly and people co-stories.” This research will analyze these co-histories by documenting the reports that amateur naturalists write and share through digital platforms to professional scientists about the migratory route of the Monarch butterfly in Mexico. He writes:

The mission of this project is to focus attention on these marginalized narratives which offer rich human experiences about the encounters of people with the monarch butterfly and the nexus with no-human beings, contexts, and materialities. Recognizing these co-stories will allow us to redesign our pedagogical practices from critical approaches.