A group of UA students, including a number of LAS MA and Phd affiliates, travelled to the "Dimensions of Political Ecology" conference in Lexington Kentucky this last weekend along with LAS postdoctoral research associate Joel Correia, who organized two panels at the event. They presented a panel on extractivism titled "Confronting Extraction: Resistance to the Extractive Industries in the Neoliberal Era" that was very well received. Of CLAS, Claudia Diaz-Combs presented her research on the Ecuador v. Chevron case, and Stephen Oliver spoke about his work on food security in Paraguay. Both Claudia and Stephen completed research for their projects with funding from the Tinker Grant. Several affiliates of LAS also presented. Sarah Renkert's project was titled "Tourism, Petroleum, and Resistance at the Yasuni National Park", Elizabeth Elkund's was "The Thinness of Paper as a Means of Resistance," and Moriah Stephenson's was "The Oklahoma Standard: Resisting Resource Extraction and Re-Imagining the Okie Identity." Congratulations to all of the great presenters, and thank you for representing our program!