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Christian Brooks Keeve

Christian Keeve, a Floridian and aspiring cryptid, has lived a smattering of lives before and after entering the PhD program at UK; at different times a high school horticulture teacher, environmental educator, public service member, farmer. They completed their BA in Environmental Sciences & African-American Studies at Northwestern and their MS in Geography at the University of Wisconsin. Their research has recently focused on in situ agrobiodiversity conservation through seedkeeping and historic plant collections, and is currently turning towards living and lively archives as well as the local and regional landscape dynamics of participatory plant breeding and seed grower networks.Further interests ooze into Black Geographies, Queer Geographies, Political Ecology, Vegetal Geographies, Historical Ecology, etc etc, but really they just like reading comics, tending to plants, and growing food.

Selected Publications:

Academic Publications...

  • 2016 - "Electric Peoples: Toward an Afrofuturist Body Politic." C. Keeve. Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 11


Public Scholarship & Creative Work

  • 2020: "Radical garden spaces and the social lives of seeds." C. Keeve. MOSES Organic Broadcaster July / August Issue
  • 2020: Trade Roots Afro-Culinary Diaspora Gardens Project, Madison WI
  • 2019 - "Cosmic Assemblages and Radical Descents: Entering the [M] Archive." C. Keeve. Alienocene: Stratum 5